President-Elect Nominee Video

Each nominee was asked the following question: Please comment on how the Academy’s objectives proactively position audiology for a successful future AND how will you personally contribute to achieving that vision.

Closed captioning is available.

Why are you interested in serving on the Academy board?

I am interested in serving on the Academy Board of Directors because I believe that I have been practicing audiology and serving in volunteer positions, both as a member and a leader for enough time to have a realistic feel for what appropriate professional reactions to surprises should look like and a clear view for action regarding autonomy. I feel that my past service to the Academy board and my 25 years of professional experience make me a valuable resource for serving in a leadership position. I feel driven to enhance the status of audiology in the health-care landscape, and I have spent a significant amount of my career in trying to help achieve real autonomy for the profession. I have learned from past mistakes and feel that my knowledge and experience is valuable to the profession.


Steve Madix, PhD, is a private practice audiologist and adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. He was previously a tenured faculty member at Louisiana Tech University, where he taught academic courses and supervised clinical practicum for 17 years.

Dr. Madix completed his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. He completed his PhD from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Madix is the founding president of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology and now serves as its executive director. He is the founding chair of the Future Leaders of Audiology Student Conference, which is co-hosted by the Texas Academy of Audiology. He also has served on the Council of Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology as a site visitor and board member. Dr. Madix is also a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Dr. Madix has been an Academy member since 1997, having missed only three annual conferences since his membership began. He has been very active in the Academy, having served on many communities and working groups including the Government Relations Committee, State Relations Committee and State Leaders Network, and the Student Academy of Audiology Advisors Committee, which he formerly chaired and was the national SAA advisor. More recently, Dr. Madix served on the Academy Board of Directors as a member-at-large.

Dr Madix’s professional interests are private clinical practice issues, advocacy, and student mentoring. His personal interests are motorcycle riding and mountain biking, as well as any outdoor activity with family and friends.