Dr. Ross Roeser is the consummate audiologist. He has had (and is still having) an exemplary career, punctuated by excellent teaching, thorough pertinent research, publishing in peer-review journals, authoring books, administrating a world-renowned center for audiology, and acting as chief editor for scientific professional journals. Shortly after obtaining his PhD, he became the first editor of Ear and Hearing, establishing it as a premier journal in the field of audiology. He is now editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Audiology. He joined the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in 1972, quickly became director of audiology, later became executive director, and recently executive director emeritus. His administrative acumen is evidenced by the world-renown reputation of the Callier Center. His service to the field is obvious from the impressive number of councils and committees on which he serves, such as Health Advisory Council, Audiology, Board of Directors and later president of the Better Hearing Institute, World Hearing Network Program among many others. Dr. Roeser has had a ubiquitous and exemplary influence on the field of audiological practice, research, administration and educational excellence.