Audrey Holland, PhD

1933 - 2023
University of Arizona 1991 - 2002
Honors, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1990)

Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS, was Regents’ Professor Emerita of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona. Dr. Holland was a world-renowned researcher, author, and speaker in the area of aphasia. Over the course of her career, she served on some of the most prestigious and influential bodies, including the Advisory Council for the US National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH) and the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities. Dr. Holland received the Honors of the American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association, the Clinical Achievement Award from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the Professional Achievement Award from the Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She published over 145 research articles, book chapters, and reviews, in addition to four books. She also served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication Disorders

When she retired, Dr. Holland tried to be her own role model for successful aging. She underwent extensive training as a life coach, first with Coach Training Alliance, and then as a student in authentic happiness coaching, under the direction of Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman.