Summer DEI Book Club

Group Discussion Session on Tuesday, July 26, 2022
1:30-3:20 PM 

MS-SLHS and AuD students will be participating in a Summer Diversity Book Club activity as part of a joint effort between the cultural competence module and the Counseling course. Students are required to participate, but all faculty, staff, and doctoral students are invited to participate as well. We will be having a group discussion session on Tuesday, 7/26 from 1:30-3:20 pm. If you read one or more of the books on the list below and are willing to participate in the discussion, you are more than welcome to attend.

This year we will be reading and sharing six different books. These are listed below for your reference, along with Amazon links:

  1. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong 
  2. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem 
  3. Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong 
  4. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio 
  5. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen 
  6. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite 

We hope to see you there!



Recent Awards 

  • Following our annual survey of undergraduate and graduate students, SLHS is happy to announce the following individuals as recipients of the 2021-2022 Ruth and M.D. Steer Teaching Awards. Congratulations to our awardees!
Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Monica Barany
Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor: Jessica Huber
Outstanding AuD Graduate Instructor: Jillian Hubertz
Outstanding AuD Clinical Instructor: Lata Krishnan
Outstanding MS-SLHS (Speech-Language Pathology) Graduate Instructor: Georgia Malandraki
Outstanding MS-SLHS (Speech-Language Pathology) Clinical Instructor: Chenell Loudermill

  • Congratulations to PhD student Brooke Rodgers on being selected as the 2021-2022 SLHS recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award from the Purdue Teaching Academy! Brooke was nominated for their outstanding contributions as TA for SLHS 303. Well done, Brooke!
  • The Purdue University M.D. Steer Speech, Language, and Swallowing Clinic is pleased to announce its inaugural position for a full-time 12-month clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology. Mariel Schroeder will be starting in this position on August 15, 2022. Mariel is currently a graduate student in the Purdue MS-SLHS (speech-language pathology) program and will graduate in August. This position will help fill a critical need in the community by primarily providing services to school-aged children. We are excited to welcome Mariel to this position!
  • Congratulations to Clinical Professor and Associate Head Jennifer Simpson on being elected President-Elect of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)! Her term is three years and begins July 1, 2022. For more information about CAPCSD:
  • Congratulations to second-year MS-SLHS student Grace Lovell, the first recipient of the Frank Morris Speech and Language Pathology Annual Scholarship! This award covers in-state tuition and fees for the second year for one MS-SLHS student. Well done, Grace!

Recent Publications

  • Kaganovich, N., & Christ, S. (2021). ERP evidence for long-term audiovisual representations of phonemes in adults. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54 (11), 7860-7875. 
  • Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Roepke, E. (2022). Implementing speech perception and phonological awareness intervention for children with speech sound disorders. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. Advanced online publication.
  • Darling-White, M., Anspach, Z. and Huber, J.E. (2022). Longitudinal effects of Parkinson’s disease on speech breathing during an extemporaneous connected speech task. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65, 1402-1415.
  • Curtis, J.A., Huber, J.E., Dakin, A.E., and Troche, M.S. (2022). Effects of bolus holding on respiratory-swallow coordination in Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31, 705-721.
  • Krishnan, Lata A.; Jin, Lan; Stahl, Aletha; Sreekumar, Sita; Sundaram, Saumya; Subrahmanian, Manju; and Davis, Praveena (2022) "Innovative Changes to Study Abroad: Virtual Intercultural Learning during the Pandemic," Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Vol. 6: Iss. 2, Article 1.

Recent Presentations

  • Clinical Assistant Professor Anne Gritt presented a 90-minute talk, “Beyond the Therapy Room: Effective Classroom-Based Services for Preschoolers,” at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association on Thursday, April 7th.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Melissa Newell presented a 60-minute talk, “Vestibular Care for Diabetic Patients” for AudiologyOnline on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. This presentation is available for viewing and continuing education credit at


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