Joseph W. Hall Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

Joseph W. Hall, PhD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Auditory Research, was honored by UNC’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in May as its first Distinguished Alumnus.

Joseph W. Hall Honored as Distinguished Alumnus click to enlarge From left: Dr. Lori Leibold, Dr. Joseph Hall, and Dr. Jack Roush.

Internationally acclaimed for his contributions in psychoacoustics and hearing science, Dr. Hall is also known for his collegiality and generosity of spirit.

“Dr. Hall is always willing to share his time and knowledge in ways that bring out the best in others,” said UNC Speech and Hearing Sciences Associate Professor Lori Leibold. “He is loyal, supportive, and treats everyone with respect and dignity.”

Hall, who earned his MS degree in audiology at UNC in 1980, was honored at the Division’s graduation ceremony on May 12, 2012, where he delivered the commencement address to over 350 friends and family members gathered in celebration of the Class of 2012.

“Choosing our first distinguished alumnus was an easy decision for our faculty,” said Dr. Jack Roush, Professor and Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. “Dr. Hall has been an inspiring mentor and role model for students and faculty at UNC for over 25 years.  We are proud to claim him as a graduate and look forward to our continued collaboration.”