AFA Chair Deborah Price, Au.D. (right), presented the permanent archive plaque to David P. Goldstein, Ph.D., and ASHS Audiology Chair Tabitha Parent Buck, Au.D.
For over forty years, Dr. Goldstein, professor emeritus at Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, collected articles, commentary, statistics and memorabilia on the progression of the audiology profession and the development of the Au.D. This unique collection, sent by the AFA along with a permanent plaque, will now make its home at ASHS.
"Dr. Goldstein is affectionately known as 'The Father of the Au.D.' and it's true," said AFA Chair Deborah Price, Au.D. "His collected writings and historical documents make up a vast and fascinating compilation that will endure as an unmatched archive of audiologic history."
"David's work to promote and make the Au.D. a reality served to bring the Au.D. to A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences," said Tabitha Parent Buck, Au.D., audiology chair at ASHS. "David also is my personal mentor and friend. I have learned so much from him and valued his consultations with me over the years. It will be a pleasure to store the archives and be able to return to them and relearn many of the historical facts that he has espoused through our professional growing pains.
The AFA is an educational foundation whose mission is to empower audiologists to be independent and autonomous practitioners by supporting their educational preparation, professional practice and leadership development.