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Ida Stockman Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ida Stockman

Emeritus Faculty

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
stockma1@msu.edu

Bio

Dr. Stockman held clinical, teaching and research positions in multiple professional settings before beginning a teaching career at MSU in 1983. She was jointly appointed in MSU’s Departments of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education where she taught courses on human development, phonetics, multicultural issues and communication disorders.

Across a career spanning four decades of research, teaching and professional services, Dr Stockman’s work focused on three areas, which include (1) the typical and atypical development of children who acquire minority languages such as African American English, (2) the role of the movement senses (tactile – kinesthetic- proprioceptive) in the cognition and language of children with typical development and those with atypical development on the autism spectrum and (3) the interface of human and machine learning and development. She has made more than 200 scholarly contributions to these areas inclusive of refereed and invited journal articles, conferences and workshops at local, state, national and international venues. She also has rendered services to more than two-dozen professional boards/task forces and reviewed manuscripts for more than a dozen journals.

Since her retirement in 2007, Dr. Stockman has continued to do research, consulting and mentoring. Her current research includes a focus on natural oral language analysis as a least-biased venue for identifying typical developmental milestones among young speakers of minority languages such as African American English and exploring the viability of a minimal competence core notion for creating usable protocols for assessing their language.

Stockman, I.J. Guillory, B., Seibert, M., & Boult, J. (2013). Toward validation of a minimal. competence core for morphosyntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 40-56.

Latham, S., & Stockman, I.J. (2014). Effect of augmented sensorimotor input on learning verbal and nonverbal tasks among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1288-1302.

Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Oetting, J., & Stockman, I.J. (2014). BE, DO, and modal auxiliaries of 3-year-old African American English speakers. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57 (4), 13-83-93.

Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Horton, R., & Stockman, I.J. (2015). Language acquisition in the African American child: prior to age four. In S. Lanehart (Ed). The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (pp. 439-453). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Stockman, I.J. Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Schwartzlander, E.L., & Morris, L R. (in review). African American children’s performance on the Minimal Competence Core for Morphosyntax and the Index of Productive Syntax.

Stockman, I.J., & Kudsin, J. (in review). Nonsentential utterances in spontaneous speech: An unexplored window on children’s oral communicative competence: Implications for clinical assessment.

Dr. Stockman is a recipient of an MSU Distinguished Faculty Award. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and a 2006 recipient of Association Honors.

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Brad Rakerd Ph.D.

Brad Rakerd

Professor

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
rakerd@msu.edu
(517) 432-8195

Bio

Brad Rakerd is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. His previous appointments include Chairperson of the Department, Co-Director of MSUs Hearing Research Center, and Director of the Oyer Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. Professor Rakerd is currently an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Audiology. His research interests include sound localization, speech perception, and cognitive effects of hearing impairment. Professor Rakerd is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Acoustical Society of America. His MSU affiliations include the Acoustics Research Group, the Cognitive Sciences Program, and MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters,and Social Sciences Online. Research Interests Sound localization, Speech perception, Hearing impairment and cognitive effort

Education

A.B., 1974, Brown University M.A., 1976, University of Pennsylvania Ph. D., 1982, University of Connecticut

MSU Affiliations

Acoustics Research Group Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) Project Team Cognitive Science Program

Research and Teaching

Spatial Hearing, Speech Perception. Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Effort, Hearing aid Fitting

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Jerry Punch Ph.D.

Jerry Punch

Professor Emeritus

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
jpunch@msu.edu
(517) 881-0852

Bio

Dr. Punch, an audiologist, has held clinical, academic, and administrative positions in diverse professional settings. He came to MSU in 1990, where he has taught multiple courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; conducted research on a variety of topics related to hearing aids, hearing aid fitting procedures, hearing handicap, and hearing loss prevention; and served as department chairperson from 1994-2000. Retired since May 2011, he maintains an office in the department and continues to pursue his professional interests in hearing handicap, hearing loss prevention, and community noise.

After serving seven years as the college representative on MSU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), he currently serves as an alternate member. Dr. Punch is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology, and is the recipient of several research and service awards. He consults as a forensic audiologist in cases involving hearing performance standards and community noise, and has a special interest in the association between wind-turbine noise and adverse health effects.

Research and Teaching

Research interests include the development of hearing performance standards for hearing-critical occupations, hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise and music, adverse health effects from exposure to wind-turbine noise, speech audiometric measures, the development and evaluation of low-cost hearing aids, and quality-of-life implications of hearing loss.

Contact Information

1026 Red Cedar Rd
Oyer Speech and Hearing Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Matthew Phillips M.A., CCC-SLP

Matthew Phillips

Graduate Program Director Professor of Practice

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
phill630@msu.edu
(517) 353-3176

Bio

Matt is the director of the Master of Arts Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. He received his BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1991 and his MA in speech-language pathology from Western Michigan University in 1994. Matt’s clinical work has been both medically- and school-based, and has crossed the lifespan from neonatal/premature infant care to geriatric services. His therapeutic expertise lies in the areas of speech sound disorders, developmental disabilities and low-incidence diagnoses, cultural responsiveness, and behavior. Matt has had the opportunity to support the development of clinicians across the entire breadth of their training, including undergraduate coursework and observation, graduate level study and clinical internships, and clinical fellowships. Previously, Matt held the position of Coordinator of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports at Ingham Intermediate School District. He is a member of multiple professional organizations and has served as a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Matt’s research interests lie in evidence-based clinical supervision, as well as the training and support of clinical supervisors.

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Peter LaPine Ph.D.

Peter LaPine

Associate Professor

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
lapine@msu.edu
(517) 432-7044

Bio

Dr. LaPine has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University since 1984.

He is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute of International Health, Core faculty in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and a member of the Vocal Health Team in the College of Music. His career in speech language pathology has provided him with a diverse and rewarding history involving teaching, research, administration, and clinical service. He has been the President of the Mid-Michigan Maxillofacial and Oral Cleft Consultation Clinic, consultant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for neurogenic communicative disorders, consultant for videolaryngostroboscopy, digital imagery, and head and neck cancer voice restoration for Head and Neck Surgery Associates, and Mid-Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat in East Lansing, MI.

His publication history includes articles in Folia Phoniatricia, Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, Journal of Communication Disorders, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Music Educators Association, and other national and international journals.

He has developed and directed over 60 clinical training projects in the state of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mexico, unique in design as speech-language pathology is the key component of each project. A tele practice model connecting MSU and the Yucatan will be initiated in the spring semester 2018.

Roles

Graduate level  teaching responsibilities have  included  Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech, Language and Hearing, Motor Speech Disorders, Acquired Language Disorders, Voice Disorders and Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities have included Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language and Hearing Mechanism and Intervention/Rehabilitation Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology.

Research and Teaching

Assessment and intervention of adult and aediatric voice disorders.  Head and neck voice restoration after laryngectomy.  Laryngeal  imaging and acoustic analysis.

Dr. LaPine is dedicated to expanding the international scope of communication disorders.  He has directed the CSD Study Abroad program, has conducted research onsite and provided clinical expertise in the United Kingdom,  and in South and Central America.

Contact Information

101 Oyer Center, 103

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Eric J. Hunter Ph.D.

Eric Hunter

Professor, CAS Associate Dean, Trifecta Initiative Director

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
ejhunter@msu.edu
(517) 884-6778

Bio

Eric Hunter currently serves as an Associate Dean for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences as well as the Director of the Trifecta Initiative (a joint research initiative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and the College of Com Art & Science); his home department is Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Hunter came to MSU from the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for six years.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Hunter has researched occupational voice use, specifically examining voice disorders in elementary and secondary school teachers. The goal of his current NIH-funded research is to quantify the risk for and recovery from tissue damage, as well as to ascertain why female teachers appear to be at greater risk.

Hunter’s research interests include biomechanics of speech articulators, occupational voice use, biomechanical models of the vocal system, muscle mechanics and muscle models, and signal processing. Broader academic interests include recording techniques, speech perception, musical acoustics and machine recognition of speech.

Dr. Hunter’s expertise on the vocal health of teachers and the aging voice has been consulted in newspaper and television interviews across the United States and Asia, including The New York Times and MSNBC.

Dr. Hunter earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in acoustics and vibration. His master’s thesis, which focused on designing and testing computer-generated visual aids, shifted his interest from general acoustics to speech acoustics. He completed his training in the area of speech science and received his doctorate from the University of Iowa. His dissertation topic used continuum mechanics to model vocal fold posturing. He is married and has three children.

Roles

Assoc. Dean for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Director of Trifecta Initiative

Research and Teaching

Voice Disorders, Occupational Voice Risks, Biomechanical Modeling, Research Recording Techniques

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

https://researchejhunter.wordpress.com/

Amanda Hampton Wray Ph.D.

Amanda  Hampton Wray

Assistant Professor

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
ahw@msu.edu
(517) 432-8699

Bio

Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University under the guidance of Dr. Christine Weber-Fox. She completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Helen Neville in the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon.

Her research interests include the development of brain functions for attention and language and the ways in which a child’s environment may affect brain development and performance on cognitive tasks. She studies brain development in both typically developing children and children with communication disorders. Additional research interests include methods for improving attention and language skills in children and adults with communication disorders and using brain functions to evaluate listening effort.

Research and Teaching

Neurophysiology, electroencephalography (EEG), event-related brain potentials (ERPs), development, language, attention, listening effort, communication disorders

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Laura Dilley Ph.D.

Laura Dilley

Associate Professor

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
ldilley@msu.edu
(517) 884-2255

Bio

Laura Dilley, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1997 from MIT and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology from MIT and Harvard in 2005. After serving as a post-doctoral research associate in cognitive psychology at Ohio State University, she served as an Assistant Professor from 2006-2009 at Bowling Green State University with a dual appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Psychology. In 2008 she received the Clyde R. Willis Award Faculty Development Award for strong, balanced performance in teaching, research, and service, with major accomplishments in research. She has received funding from NIH-NIDCD for her research on properties of maternal speech input that predict the development of speech and language skills in infants with and without hearing loss. Moreover, she has received funding from NIH-NICHD for research on the acquisition of temporal patterns in child speech and language production. In 2009 she received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to investigate how pitch and timing cues in speech context contribute to normal perception of words. She is an author of over 21 peer-reviewed publications.

Research and Teaching

Role of pitch and timing cues in speech perception; factors affecting the development of speech and language

Contact Information

1026 Red Cedar Rd., Room 116 
Oyer Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Dimitar Deliyski

Dimitar Deliyski

MSU Foundation Professor and Chair

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
ddd@msu.edu
(517) 884-2258

Bio

Dimitar Deliyski, a pioneer and international leader in the field of voice and speech disorders, is chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. He came to MSU from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he served as the Cotton Chair of Otolaryngology Research and Associate Director of the Communication Sciences Research Center.

He also held academic appointments with the University of Cincinnati as a tenured Associate Professor in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and affiliated Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and he served as an Adjunct Professor with the Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute at the University of South Carolina - Columbia.

A native of Bulgaria, Deliyski received his Ph.D. in Signal Processing from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1990. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis in 1990-1992. Deliyski has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sofia Technical University, also in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Deliyski has an extensive publication record and is an international leader in laryngeal imaging and vocal analysis research.

His research interests have focused on improving the clinical assessment of voice and speech disorders, refining our understanding of the mechanisms of voice production, creating new methods for computer imaging of the vocal folds and for acoustic analysis of voice and speech, and improving the methods for speech recognition.

His research in human laryngeal imaging earned him the Manuel Garcia Prize at the World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics in 2010.

Research and Teaching

Pediatric Voice and Laryngology Research, Voice and Laryngeal Research, Biomedical Engineering & Voice Science

Contact Information

1026 Red Cedar Rd., Room 115
Oyer Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Paul Cooke Ph.D.

Paul Cooke

Emeritus Faculty

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
cooke@msu.edu
(517) 353-8788

Bio

Credentials
Ph.D. Purdue University (1980)-Speech Science M.S. Purdue University (1974)-Speech Pathology B.S. Michigan State University (1972)-Mathematics

Research and Teaching

Professional Interests: stuttering, speech behaviors, mind-body communication and clinical hypnotherapy

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

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