James Madison University

Roger Ruth Memorial Fund

Dr. Roger A. Ruth had a significant impact on the graduate programs, students and faculty within the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department at James Madison University.  A beloved educator and mentor, Dr. Ruth demonstrated his passion for teaching, research and student mentorship for over 30 years, both at JMU and UVA.  Throughout his career he was a strong advocate for student research as an integral part of graduate training in audiology, and, in his honor, the Roger Ruth Memorial Fund was established in 2009 to promote and support Audiology doctoral student research at James Madison University.

These awards are designed to provide the monetary support needed to complete research projects during doctoral study at JMU.  Awards are competitively reviewed annually and will be announced at the Ruth Symposium.  Details on the application process will be made available in the fall semester.