Lydia Kruse, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Voice and Upper Airway Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Dysphagia


Lydia Kruse, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. She received her Bachelor’s degree with honors from Butler University in 2008 and her Master’s degree from Purdue University in 2010.  She also received advanced training on the completion and interpretation of videostroboscopic evaluations of the larynx at Vanderbilt University.  Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue in 2020, Professor Kruse utilized her passion for voice and upper airway disorders to help develop a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment in coordination with laryngologists in a medical office setting.  In addition to thorough visual and acoustic evaluations of the voice, she also is skilled at completing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and videofluroscopic swallow studies.  Her passion for the phonatory-respiratory systems also extends to alaryngeal speech, and she is proficient at tracheoesophageal prosthesis management.

Professor Kruse holds the Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as the Indiana State License in Speech-Language Pathology. She is an affiliate of the ASHA Specialty Interest Group 3 – Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.  She is a member of the Indiana Voice and Dysphagia Network as well as the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, serving as their PAC treasurer.  Additionally, she is an LGBTQ-competent provider registered with OutCare.



Clinical Assistant Professor 

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 2118



Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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