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Jessica E. Huber

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


765-496-3509

jhuber@purdue.edu

Assistant: Angela Pickett

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angela@purdue.edu 

Jessica E. Huber

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Jessica Huber was named Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in February 2018, after serving as the Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Prior to joining the Provost's Office, she served as a Dean's Fellow in the College of Health and Human Sciences, focusing on the research enterprise within the College and on issues of faculty retention, particularly women and under-represented minority faculty. She held the position of Chair of the Graduate Program in the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University for six years.

Huber is a Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. She is a behavioral scientist. The broad aim of Huber’s research program is to develop a theoretical account of the multiple factors that influence speech production and cognitive change in older adults with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD) and to translate findings to clinical treatment resulting in improvements in everyday communication environments. Dr. Huber is the inventor of a small wearable device, the SpeechVive device. The device elicits speech improvements in individuals with Parkinson’s disease via a reflexive response to speaking in noise that bypasses commonly occurring cognitive and sensory impairments. She spun this technology out of the University through a start-up company named SpeechVive, Inc. Her interest in entrepreneurship has resulted in leadership positions related to University entrepreneurship in the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue. Huber co-leads an interdisciplinary research center (CEREBBRAL) focused on the development and testing of behavioral therapies and device technologies for neurological diseases of aging.

Huber received her bachelor’s degree in English from Saint John Fisher College and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology and doctorate in Speech Sciences from the University at Buffalo. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 2001 as an Assistant Professor.