Oyer Lecture

The Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Annual Lecture on Communication Disorders and Human Development is an endowed lectureship established in 1990 for Dr. Herbert J. and Dr. E. Jane Oyer. Herbert J. Oyer came to MSU in 1960 as associate professor and the director of Speech and Hearing Clinic.

In 1965, he was named Chairperson of the Department of Speech. He set out to improve and upgrade the program by recruiting new faculty and graduate students, and by locating and developing funding sources to support the department's educational, clinical and research activities. Through his efforts, funds were made available to aid in the 1969 construction of the speech-language-hearing clinic now bearing his name.

Dr. Oyer served as the Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences from 1971-75 and Dean of the Graduate School from 1975-82. The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders hosts this annual lecture, which highlights topics in speech, language and hearing. Beginning in 2013, the lecture began to be planned and organized by the CSD GSAC which is a student run organization within the Master's program. This provides students with leadership experiences and opportunities to interact with nationally recognized researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Past Oyer Lectures


2017


Dr. Scott Dailey presented at the 2017 Oyer Lecture on the topic of areas of research in cleft speech, with emphasis on how this relates to clinical work, as well as additional discussion of cleft/craniofacial feeding and swallow research with clinical application.

Dr. Dailey has been a practicing clinician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery for the past 16 years. He primarily works in pediatrics, with specialization in the areas of speech, swallowing, and feeding disorders related to cleft lip and palate, as well as craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Dailey holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa and he has presented at invited lectures and workshops on pediatric feeding and cleft speech and swallowing disorders both nationally and internationally. He is also currently serving as Assistant Coordinator for ASHA Special Interest Group 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. In addition, he is an active member of the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association as well as the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Dr. Scott Dailey received a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, a M.A. in Communication Disorders from University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa. He is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.


2016

John Rosenbek, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida and adjunct professor at Michigan State University


Swallowing in Neurogenerative Disease

Dr. Rosenbek is a Fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors in the Kleffner Career Clinic Award, the Kwana Lifetime Achievement in Publications, and the Honors of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Dr. Rosenbek has retired from the University of Florida and is still practicing in the field of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. He recently completed his 45th year of practice, and is currently a clinical consultant. He also serves on a variety of Advisory Boards, and is a continuing education provider in the United States and abroad.

His current research focuses on early identification of disease based on speech and language performance with his colleagues.


2015

Kenn Apel, Ph.D., University of South Carolina and Cynthia Puranik, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Looking at Literacy through the Lens of Speech-Language Pathology


2014

Nidhi Mehendra, Ph.D. California State University East Bay


Lecture 1: Access to Speech-Language Pathology Services: Experiences and Barriers Reported by Minority Clients


Lecture 2: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention for Persons with Dementia: Let's Do This SLPs!


2013

Gregory Lof, Ph.D. MGH Institute of Health Professions


Lecture 1: Science and Psuedoscience in CSD


Lecture 2: Logic, Theory, and Evidence Against the Use of Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises


2012

Julius Fridriksson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Relying on Old "Tricks" to Treat Aphasia