Christi Masters, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Early intervention
  • Pediatric speech and language disorders
  • Stuttering and fluency disorders
  • Administration and supervision in speech-language pathology


Christi Masters, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Professor Masters serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. She received her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University and her Master's degree from Arizona State University. Her primary expertise lies in identification, evaluation, and clinical management of speech and language disorders in young children. She is a Hanen certified speech-language pathologist in the It Takes Two to Talk and Target Word programs for children (early language intervention programs). Professor Masters is also Lidcombe trained to treat young children who stutter.

She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), professional licensure from the state of Indiana, and is a member of the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association. She is a also certified trainer on the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders through the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center.

Recent Publications and Presentations:


  • Krishnan, LA., Masters, C., Holgate, H., Wang, C. & Calahan, C.  (2017) “Structured Study Abroad Enhances Intercultural Competence.” Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders.  Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 5. 
  • Krishnan, LA., Masters, C. & Simpson, JM. (2017) “Community Involvement and Benefits from an International Service Learning Program.” Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, Vol. 2 (SIG 7), 5-12.
  • Masters, C. & Krishnan, LA. (November 2016) Study Abroad and Student Learning: Tales from Zambia. The Hearing Journal, Volume 69, Issue 11.


  • Masters, C. (2018). “Communicating Effectively Across Cultural Differences”. National Public Radio: Academic Minute.

  • Masters, C., Mornout, C., & Cicholski (2017). “The Effects of SimuCase in Clinical Education”. Poster session at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Masters, C., & Krishnan, LA. (2016). “Speech and Language Development in Young Children with Hearing Loss”. Oral presentation, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

  • Masters, C., & Young-Campbell, L. (2015). “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification, Diagnosis, & Treatment Considerations”. Technical Clinical Session at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.

  • Krishnan, LA., Masters, C., Calahan, C., & Richards, K. (2015). “Cultural Interventions Prior to Study Abroad in Zambia: Can They Enhance Cultural Competence?” Oral presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.
  • Greenwell, T., Brosseau-Lapre, F., Masters, C., & Loudermill, C. (November 2019). “Making the Case for Phonological Awareness Instruction in Speech Production Services”. Oral presentation at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2019 National Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Masters, C., Mornout, C., Loerch, S., & Oliver, A. (November 2018). “The Use of Computer-Based Simulated Cases in Graduate Education: Faculty & Student Panel”. Invited oral presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.


Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Strategic Initiatives
Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 2150
Phone: 765-496-7962

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

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