University Consortium Member

William W. Clark, PhD

William W. Clark, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis
clarkw@wustl.edu

Dr. William Clark is the Director of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Department of Education. The PACS program trains teachers of the deaf, audiologists, and research scientists. Prior to his appointment in the School of Medicine, Dr. Clark was a Senior Research Scientist and Director of Professional Services at the Central Institute for the Deaf and served concurrently as the Chairman of the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington University.

His work on noise-induced hearing loss encompasses laboratory studies of exposure in animal subjects, and field surveys of exposure and hearing loss both within and outside the workplace. Dr. Clark has published over 80 papers on the effects of noise on hearing and has co-authored several book chapters and a textbook titled "Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing for Audiologists" published in 2007.

Dr. Clark is active in numerous professional organizations. He has served as vice-president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), Executive Council member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), and as a member of the technical committee on noise of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). He has also served as the technical consultant on noise to the Subcommittee of the Medical Aspects of Noise of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and to the National Academy of Sciences. He has just received the 2011 School of Medicine's Distinguished Educator Award for Graduate Student Teaching.