Dr. Barbara Williams Hodson has been a communication sciences and disorders professor at Wichita State University since 1989. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1975. In November 2009, Dr. Hodson was selected by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors to receive the Honors of the Association, the highest award of the profession that publicly recognizes her many contributions to the field. Dr. Hodson also received the WSU Excellence in Research Award in 2008, the WSU President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and the ASHA Foundation's Lifetime Clinical Career Award in 2004. Her research interests include clinical phonology and metaphonology, Spanish phonology and early literacy. Dr. Hodson established the Barbara Williams Hodson Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 to recognize and reward outstanding researchers in the WSU College of Health Professions.