Our Team

Principal Investigator


Jiyeon Lee, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jiyeon Lee is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the director of the Aphasia Research Lab at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University with clinical training in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified speech-language pathologist and teaches courses on aphasia, age-related changes in communication, and speech-language disorders in healthcare settings.



aphasia@purdue.edu (lab)


765-494-3810 (office)

765-496-0216 (lab)

Purdue Faculty Website

Associate Professor; Faculty Associate of Center on Aging and the Life Course

Post-doctoral Fellow

Josh Weirick, PhD

Research Interests: sentence processing by persons with aphasia, message-structure mapping during real-time sentence comprehension by persons with aphasia, the effects of information structure and syntactic form on incremental comprehension and production, the effects of structural priming on incremental comprehension and production, the (lack of) isomorphism between offline (scalar acceptability judgments, forced-choice) and online (self-paced reading, eye-tracking-while-listening) dependent measures, internet-based experiments.

Email: jweiric@purdue.edu
Personal website: jweirick.com

Research Associate

Emily Bauman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: adult neurogenic disorders including aphasia and traumatic brain injury

Email: ebauman@purdue.edu

Graduate Students

Grace Man, M.S.

Pursuing: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Focus: neural and cognitive underpinnings of implicit language learning in aphasia

Email: gman@purdue.edu

Jyotsna Krishnakumar, M.S.

Pursuing: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Focuses: priming in Adult Language Disorders, syntactic processes in Persons with Aphasia, and neural bases of cognitive processes in adult populations

Email: krish181@purdue.edu

Austin Keen

Pursuing: M.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests: syntax, constituent order alternations, linguistics of Sino-Tibetan and Japonic languages

Email: keen4@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Students

Lily Haven

Pursuing: B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The lab allows me to learn about aphasia as more than a disorder and gives me the unique chance to work with people who have this condition.

Email: lhaven@purdue.edu

Elle Plucinsky

Pursuing: B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

I joined the Aphasia Lab not just for the opportunity to learn more about aphasia and speech language hearing sciences, but to work alongside those dedicated to improving the lives of others through research.

Email: nplucins@purdue.edu

Michael Linge

Pursuing: B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

I joined the Purdue Aphasia Lab to assist in the pursuit of knowledge in a fascinating field as well as gain relevant skills in research and academia.

Email: mlinge@purdue.edu

Interested in joining our lab?

If you are a graduate student or prospective doctoral student, please contact Dr. Lee at lee1704@purdue.edu.

At this time, there are no open positions for undergraduate students.

*If there is remaining space in the lab, we will contact you regarding other requirements.

Lab Alumni

Kelsey Olsen, Jessica Dick, Paayal Surani, Alexander Lertola, Katie O’Connor, Macaela Parker, Courtney Case, Alayna Ging, Jessica Fang, Jenna Scheumann, Linnea Rohrsen, Hannah Haworth, Emily Hosokawa, Jennifer Fredrick, Megan Pentecost, Joslyn Burke, Krista Riegsecker, Daphne Peter, Megan Parke, Leyna Schroeder, Elly Farr, Mikahla Combs, Briana Cox, Renée Kohlmeier, Emily Clark

Thank you to all of our alumni!