Peter LaPine Ph.D.

Peter LaPine

Associate Professor

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
(517) 432-7044


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.


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