Throughout his career, Dr. Windmill has maintained the highest standards and commitment to the profession while generating innovative ideas contributing to the education of students and clinical excellence. He has dedicated his career to ensure students and practitioners throughout the world receive the latest and most practical clinical education. His dedication to education led to his role as chair of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, developing standards for audiology doctoral education.

Dr. Windmill’s greatest asset is his ability to take complex challenges and develop straightforward solutions. He developed position statements for the profession, including testimony to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr. Windmill served as president of the American Academy of Audiology. During his tenure, he implemented fiscal policy, restructured committees for greater integration, strategic alignment, and communication, and broadened alliances with professional organizations, consumer groups, and the hearing industry. Most recently, he serves as the chair of the Academy’s Guidelines and Strategic Documents Committee.

He has been a servant to our profession. Every decision he makes is considered in the larger context of its impact to our profession. The Academy is pleased to bestow its 2022 Honors of the Academy to Dr. Ian Windmill in recognition of his significant contributions to audiology.