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 Fellows

Josh Weirick, PhD

Research interests: language processing and linguistic theory, sentence comprehension and production in aging and people with aphasia.

Email: joshweirick.phd@gmail.com
Personal website: jweirick.com
Curriculum Vitae

Willem van Boxtel, PhD

Research Interests: sentence comprehension in aging and aphasia, syntactic priming, neuroimaging, and language experience and multilingualism.

Email: wvanboxt@purdue.edu
Personal website: https://willemvanboxtel.eu/
Curriculum Vitae

Research Associate / Speech-Language Pathologist

Emily Bauman, M.S., CCC-SLP

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

Email: ebauman@purdue.edu

Project Coordinator

Rylee Manning, M.Phil, M.Sc

Research Interests: bilingual aphasia, language disorders in multilingualism, inner speech in schizophrenia, neurorehabilitation.

Email: rcmannin@purdue.edu

Lab Manager

Katelin Rainey, B.S.

Received B.S. in Psychology

Research interests: "Initiatives that aim to support people with aphasia. Additionally, I hope to connect the current knowledge I have of aphasia with the linguistic perspective of the lab."

Email: raineykm@purdue.edu

PhD 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

Julie Schoenhard, M.A., CCC-SLP

Received: B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, M.A. in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences.
Pursuing: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests: Implicit conversation-based language treatments for aphasia, generalization of structural priming treatments to spontaneous speech & patient-reported outcomes; assessment of sentence production & comprehension in aphasia.

Email: schoenhj@purdue.edu

Peng Zhang, M.A.

Received M.A. in Linguistics
Pursuing: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests: sentence processing, language-specific treatment for aphasia, assessment of language production in aphasia, bilingual aphasia

Email: zhan5041@purdue.edu

Graduate Students

Hannah Brownd, B.A.

Received B.A. in Speech & Hearing Sciences and B.A. in Psychology
Pursuing: M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

"I joined the lab to learn more about aphasia beyond the classroom & through a research lens. I hope to transfer my knowledge and experience gained from the lab to future work as an SLP"

Email: hbrownd@purdue.edu

Sein "Sally" Min

Pursuing: M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

"I joined the Purdue Aphasia Lab to better my knowledge of neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying language and contribute to the development of the aphasia literature."

Email: min116@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Students

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

Nadia Seye

Pursuing: B.S. in Biology

"The aphasia lab gives me the opportunity to research aphasia and spread awareness. Most importantly, this lab allows me to contribute to research in a meaningful way as we are working together to achieve the same goal."

Email: nseye@purdue.edu

Parker Davis

Pursuing: B.S. in Biology

"I joined the Aphasia Lab to be a part of this amazing research community as well as to learn about and contribute to the promising future of aphasia therapy."

Email: davi1555@purdue.edu

Lauren Isaacson

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

"By joining the Aphasia Lab, I have gained rewarding experiences and opportunities that delve deeper into the complexities of aphasia research. The collaborative environment and access to extensive resources in the lab have provided me with invaluable skills that are instrumental not only in my academic pursuits, but also in my future research."

Email: isaac17@purdue.edu

Kea Char

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

"The aphasia lab allows me to gain insight into current research and developments within the field.
By joining the lab, I am given the opportunity to work alongside others in educating and expanding knowledge of aphasia within the community."

Email: kchar@purdue.edu

Maddie Bailey

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

"I joined the aphasia lab to widen my research perspective and to learn more about the future of aphasia-based treatment."

Email: baile310@purdue.edu

Rachel Ellis

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

"I joined the aphasia Lab for the amazing experience to work in a lab setting and expand my knowledge of aphasia."

Email: ellis193@purdue.edu

Megan Bogemann

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

"I joined the Aphasia Lab because I am interested in learning more about aphasia and gaining lab experience."

Email: mbogeman@purdue.edu

Interested in joining our lab?

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

Purdue Aphasia Lab is very proud of our talented and dedicated members. If you are interested in joining the team, please send your CV/resume to Dr. Jiyeon Lee at lee1704@purdue.edu.

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, Austin Keen, Jyotsna Krishnakumar, Lily Haven, Michael Linge

Thank you to all of our alumni!