Gail Chermak
509-335-4526 (Pullman)
509-358-7598 (Spokane)


Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences


Courses Taught
SHS 477: Aural Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Central auditory processing disorders
  • International rehabilitation program development

Additional Information
Dr. Gail D. Chermak is an internationally recognized authority on central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). She has published extensively and lectured widely on differential diagnosis and treatment of CAPD. Building on the excellence achieved with the first editions---- which earned the 2007 Speech, Language, and Hearing Book of the Year Award-- the second editions published in 2013 include contributions from world-renowned authors detailing major advances in auditory neuroscience and cognitive science; diagnosis; best practice intervention strategies in clinical and school settings; as well as emerging and future directions in diagnosis and intervention.

Chermak is professor of audiology and chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. She held the Washington State University College of Liberal Arts Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in 1999–2002, and she received the College's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2002. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is included in several major American and international biographical listings. In 2010, she received the AAA’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Institute on Disability, and the Fulbright American Republics Research Program, Chermak has traveled extensively, consulting with public and private agencies in the area of rehabilitation service delivery. She has chaired and served on a number of national professional committees and task forces, including the 2005 ASHA Work Group on Central Auditory Processing Disorder, which authored a technical report and position statement, and the 2010 AAA Task Force which authored clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children and adults with central auditory processing disorder. She served as program chair for the first and second global conferences on CAPD held in conjunctions with the annual AAA convention in 2012 and 2014.