News

  • Next Head for the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Announced

    • Please join us in congratulating Preeti Sivasankar as the next head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences effective July 1, 2019!

      She will be preceded by Keith Kluender who has served as head of SLHS since January 2012 and will remain on the faculty. We are grateful to Keith for his exceptional leadership of SLHS. He was instrumental in establishing a new home for the Department in Lyles-Porter Hall and has done an outstanding job of building a strong Department that boasts an impressive graduate program (speech-language pathology program ranks #5 and the audiology program ranks #13).

      Professor Sivasankar came to Purdue in 2005. Her research focuses on voice production and laryngeal physiology and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has received Fellow of The ASHA,  SLHS Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor Award, HHS Jane S. Link Outstanding Teaching Award, Fellow of the CIC (Big 10 Alliance) Academic Leadership Program, Purdue University HHS Dean’s Fellow, and Purdue University Faculty Scholar. She has served as associate head of SLHS since 2017 and was interim head of SLHS during fall 2018.

  • SLHS Student Advocacy Council 

    • The SLHS Student Advocacy Council was presented with the Indiana SPeech-Language Hearing Association's Friend of ISHA award for advancing the welfare of those with communication disabilities through their advocacy efforts.  SLHS Student Advocacy Council members have been integrally involved in recruiting participants, organizing, and conducting the training session for Legislative Day at the Statehouse for the past two years.  During this time, participation has increased by over 300%.  
  • Congratulations Dawn Wetzel

    • Dawn received Honors of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association! Dawn’s work on legislative advocacy, supervision of graduate students providing swallowing evaluations and therapy, patient care, mentoring, dedicated professionalism, and leadership are just a few of her skills! In addition, she has the ability to route for IU and PU teams at the same time and every student that has worked with her wants to aspire to be just like her! 
  • Student Achievements 

    • Congratulations to PhD student Rob Fujiki on his new JSLHR publication! Link to publication 
    • Ann Alvar was selected for the College of Health and Human Sciences 2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award!
    • Congratulations to Kathryn Bower our 2019 SLHS Outstanding Senior! 
    • Congratulations Stacia Braden and Molly Mochel on being chosen the ISHA 2019 Outstanding Student Clinician!
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