Harry F. Hollien, PhD

Title: Communications Specialist
Company: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Harry F. Hollien, PhD, Communications Specialist at the University of Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in communications sciences.

With more than 40 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise, Dr. Hollien has been professor emeritus and research scientist at the Institute of Advanced Study of Communication Processes at the University of Florida since 1998. He previously served as the founding director of the institute since 1984, and he was the associate director of linguistics from 1989 to 1991, a professor of criminal justice from 1979 to 1998, a professor of linguistics from 1976 to 1998, and director of the institute from 1975 to 1984. Likewise, he was the director of the Communications Sciences Laboratory at the university from 1965 to 1975, associate professor of speech from 1962 to 1968, and an associate director of the laboratory from 1962 to 1965. He commenced his career as an assistant professor at the University of Wichita and Baylor University from 1955 to 1962.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Hollien has been a member of the Credibility Assessment Research Summit with the U.S. Department of Defense since 2006 and a consultant in the field since 1966. A Fulbright Professor at Trier University in Germany in 1987, he was also a visiting professor in the Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland in 1974. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at the Juilliard School from 1973 to 1984, a visiting scientist in the Speech Transmission Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 1970, and a member of the neurobiology Merit Review Board with Veteran Affairs from 1969 to 1974. Likewise, he was a member of the communications sciences study section with the National Institutes of Health from 1963 to 1967 and a research associate at Gould Research Laboratory in 1958. Locally, he has been involved as board chair of the Wild Animal Retirement Village and the Unitarian Fellowship in Waco, TX.

Among his other notable achievements, Dr. Hollien is renowned for developing a patent for an apparatus using radiation sensitive switching for signaling and recording data, as well as inventing stroboscopic laminography, which he has used for studying the vibration of the vocal cords in humans. To prepare for his illustrious career, he attended Boston University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1949 and a Master of Education in 1951. He subsequently attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a Master of Arts in 1953 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1955.

A prolific editor, Dr. Hollien has served as an editorial board member for several journals, including Studia Phonetica Posnan, Speech, Language, and the Law, the Journal of Phonetics, the Journal of Communications Disorders, and the Journal of Research in Singing. He has also published three books entitled “Forensic Voice Identification” in 2002, “Acoustics of Crime” in 1990, and “Current Issues in Phonetic Sciences” in 1978. He has continued to serve as an associate editor of Journal Voice since 1987.

A leading voice in his fields of interest, Dr. Hollien has maintained affiliation with several organizations, including the International Society of Phonetic Sciences, where he has served as an honorary president since 1999, and the Japan Society of Phonetic Sciences, where he was an honorary vice president from 1989 to 1997. A member of the scientific board of the Voice Foundation in 1981, he was a member of the executive committee of the American Association for Phonetic Sciences from 1979 to 1982, as well as the president of the association from 1973 to 1975. He further maintains association with the Institute of Acoustics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Speech and Hearing Association, and on the permanent council of the World Congress of Phoneticians.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to phonetics, Dr. Hollien has accrued several accolades throguhout his impressive career. The recipient of an Association Honors from the American Association for Phonetic Sciences and Society Honors from the International Society of Phonetic Sciences, he also won the Professorial Excellence Award from the University of Florida in 1996. In addition, he was presented with the Merits Award from the Voice Foundation, the S. Smith Prize from the International Society of Phonetic Sciences, the John R. Hunt Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the Kay Elemetrics Prize from the International Society of Phonetic Sciences.

Likewise, Dr. Hollien was honored with the Gutzmann Medal from the Union of European Phoniatrists, the Gould Award from the William and Harrett Gould Foundation, and the Garcia/Sandoz Prize from the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. He was deemed a career fellow with the National Institutes of Health, a Fulbright Scholar, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which he considers to be among the highlights of his career. Notably, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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