The people of IU Speech Disfluency Lab
Principle Investigator: Julie D. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Julie D. Anderson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Speech Disfluency Laboratory in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology/psychology in 1992 and her master's degree in communication disorders in 1996 from the University of Minnesota. She obtained her doctorate in speech and hearing sciences in 2002 from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include the study of spoken language production, cognitive processes, and fluency development in young children who do and do not stutter. She also has over 15 years of experience assessing and diagnosing preschool children for suspected developmental stuttering.
Graduate Research Assistant: Levi Ofoe
Levi Ofoe is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his undergraduate and Master of Philosophy in Linguistics (MPhil) degrees from the University of Ghana. He received his master's degree in speech-language pathology from University of Florida (Gainesville) in 2011. Levi's research interests include the study of spoken language production in children who stutter, the nature of stuttering and multilingualism.
Graduate Research Assistant: Kaitlyn Fleming
Katie Fleming is a MA speech-language pathology student. She is from South Bend, but has been a Bloomington resident the past 6 years, earning her B.A. in speech-language pathology at Indiana University in 2014 and working for the University until beginning master's coursework in Fall 2016. When not in class, clinic, or the lab, Katie enjoys canvas painting, running, and expanding her vinyl record collection. Katie remains open to all domains of speech therapy upon graduation in 2018, but has past experience working with laryngeal carcinoma, voice, and traumatic brain injury clients.
Graduate Research Assistant: Rebecca Reeder
Becca Reeder is a graduate student studying speech-language pathology at Indiana University. She received undergraduate degrees in speech-language pathology and Spanish in 2016 at Indiana University. Her clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and bilingual speech pathology, although she is still exploring other disorder areas within the scope of practice. She also enjoys designing calligraphy art prints, eating at the international restaurants in Bloomington, hiking and hammocking, and attempting to learn to play the guitar.
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Katelyn Sherman
Katelyn is a junior at Indiana University majoring in speech and hearing sciences with minors in human development and family studies and psychology. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to earn a master's degree, allowing her to following her dream of becoming a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She hopes to work at Riley's Children Hospital in Indianapolis. Her favorite places to travel to are Marci Island, FL and Walt Disney World. In her free time, Katelyn loves to spend time with her family and friends, volunteering, and baking.
Undergraduate Honor's Student: Chanli Mundy
Chanli Mundy is a senior at Indiana University studying speech and hearing sciences and minoring in psychology. She is interested in all areas of the field, but is particularly passionate about working with children. Chanli is a member of Indiana University’s cross country and track and field teams. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school and pursuing a career as a speech pathologist and being a dog owner. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and attending sport competitions.
SDL Alumni: Postdoctoral Fellows
- Katerina Ntourou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
SDL Alumni: Graduate Students
- Loren Crisp
- Laura Horsch
- Portia Goodin
- Erica Maginn
- Jenna Roe
- Allie Card
- Joseph Higgins
- Amanda Meyer
- Kathryn Rehling
- Whitney Bradley
- Morgan Dotts
- Merzia Maskati
- Mat Whitesel
- Tamar Pundys
SDL Alumni: Undergraduate Students
- Alex Simeur
- Lindsay Stone
- Ellie Birch
- Allison Smith
- Emily Smith
- Rebecca Hendricks
- Jessica Mattia
- Christie Merten
- Andrea Linton