Rahul Shrivastav

Rahul ShrivastavVice President for Instruction

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Shrivastav has served as Vice President for Instruction since 2015. In this role, he oversees the University’s enrollment management, student success initiatives, academic affairs, instructional infrastructure as well as student and faculty support services. This includes the offices of admissions, financial aid, registrar, curriculum, academic advising, experiential learning, and online learning. Also included are the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Division of Academic Enhancement, the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program, and STEM education. Shrivastav provides academic oversight to UGA’s extended campuses in Washington DC, Griffin, and Gwinnett, as well as pre-health and pre-law advising offices.

Shrivastav’s undergraduate and graduate training are in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Mysore, India. He received his doctoral degree in speech and hearing sciences, with a minor in cognitive sciences, from Indiana University.

Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Shrivastav served as professor and chair of the department of communicative sciences and disorders and directed the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Michigan State University. Before that, he served on the faculty at the University of Florida where he directed the Voice Acoustics and Perception Laboratory. He was also a research scientist at the Malcom Randal VA Medical Center, where he was a part of the Oral-Motor Research Group within the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center. In 2007, he co-founded a start-up company called Audigence, Inc. with Lee Krause, Alice Holmes, and Purvis Bedenbaugh to commercialize some of the intellectual property developed by this research group. He’s also held the roles of chief scientist for Audigence and served on its scientific advisory board.

Shrivastav has received numerous awards and honors during his career. Among these include the Colonel Allan R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professorship at the University of Florida. In 2013, he was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The National Academy of Inventors elected him as a Fellow in 2020.

His research is focused on speech perception abilities as well as speech production deficits in people with various diseases. This work helps design better healthcare and commercial applications, measurement systems for treatment outcomes, improved hearing aids, cochlear implants and mobile phones, and assessment and screening tools for a variety of diseases.

The National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, and Audigence, Inc have all provided funding for Shrivastav’s research. He also serves on a number of professional organizations, both national and international, in various scientific, administrative, and executive roles.