Jon K. Shallop, PhD personifies what the Academy’s Distinguished Achievement Award signifies. Dr Shallop’s range of expertise varies considerably. His impact on the field of audiology is evidenced by his many publications, papers and invited presentations. Presently Dr. Shallop is a Staff Consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology with Faculty Privileges and is a Professor of Otolaryngology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr Shallop’s research interests include cochlear implants, neural response telemetry, averaged electrical stapedius reflex and bimodal speech processing (hearing aid and cochlear implant).

Dr. Shallop obtained his BS in Chemistry and Physics at Edinboro State College, his MA from Kent State University in both Speech Pathology and Audiology and his PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Experimental Psychology from Ohio State University. Among the positions he has held are; Assistant, Associate and full Professor at Ohio University, Clinical Research Associate at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, UK, Professor of Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado, Executive Director at the Denver Ear Institute, and Audiology Consultant for Cochlear Corporation among others.

He is a researcher, clinician and educator of the highest caliber. While his primary focus for the past few years had been in cochlear implants, he certainly is not a single area person. His publications, lectures and teachings have covered the gamut in the science of audition. One can find publications in acoustic reflex, temporary threshold shift, evoked responses, cochlear implants, electric response audiometry, hearing loss in neonates, surgical monitoring, and so on. He was awarded Ear and Hearing Editor’s Award for Manuscript of the Year. He has co-authored three books and has written 19 chapters in other texts. The list of invited presentations is equally impressive; he has traveled throughout the world giving presentations, again covering a myriad of subject matter.

Dr. Shallop is highly regarded for his teaching prowess. Dr. Shallop has been Visiting Professor at Oregon College of Education, Howard University, Western Washington University, Butler University, Ohio State University and Purdue University. His vita reveals a total of 23 individuals who he has mentored, producing significant research with each of them.

Here are several excerpts from letters of recommendation: “…you have to be impressed at the huge impact he has made through his work and publications.” “… a person of the highest integrity.” “… after talking with Jon, I always am excited about new ways to think about many concepts.” “Key … is his uncanny skill to develop new techniques useful in the [clinic]…” Dr. Shallop was elected Fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is an Honorary Member of the Otorhinolaryngological Society of Columbia University.

Finally, he finds time in his busy schedule to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chorale Arts Ensemble of Rochester.