Ask an Acoustician

This series introduces members of the Acoustical Society of America who will talk about his/her career. These people are from a variety of fields and at different time points in their careers. This series highlights some of the ways people got their start, what their job entails, and some of the ups and downs of their careers. Learn more about the fields of acoustics by clicking here.

Kelsey Hochgraf

Kelsey Hochgraf embodies someone in the “up-and-coming” category of acousticians and represents the architectural acoustics field as an acoustical consultant for Acentech. more…

Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Dr. Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a professor of psychoacoustics and noise effects at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. more…

Whitney Coyle

Whitney Coyle is an assistant professor at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. She serves on the ASA Web Advisory Committee as chair, the Women in Acoustics Committee, the Education in Acoustics Committee, and the Musical Acoustics Technical Committee. more…

Sandra Gordon-Salant

Sandra Gordon-Salant is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, well known for her studies on speech perception and aging. more…

William A. Yost

William A. Yost served as president of the Acoustical Society of America received the Gold Medal for his contributions to binaural hearing, pitch and modulation perception. more…

Kent L. Gee

Kent L. Gee has developed demonstration shows for the physical acoustics summer school, advised his local BYU ASA student chapter for more than a decade, has brought dozens of students to the ASA meetings, and has organized numerous ASA sessions. more…

Archived Career Profiles

Cindy Moss

Cindy Moss works in the “Batlab.”

Pamela Harght

Pamela Harght is an Acoustical Consultant in Austin, Texas.

Whitlow Au

Whitlow Au lives in Hawaii and studies animal sounds.

Kelly Benoit-Bird

Kelly Benoit-Bird studies underwater animals and how they live together.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore studies musical instruments using lasers.