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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.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant: Molly McMinn

Molly is an undergraduate student majoring in speech and hearing sciences and minoring in psychology and linguistics. Molly hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree and attend graduate school for speech-language pathology. With a passion for children, Molly wants to work specifically in pediatrics. Her dream job would be to work at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where she herself received medical care as a child. In her free time, Molly enjoys dancing, singing, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant: Eleanor Lucy

Ellie is a senior at Indiana University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences with a Liberal Arts and Arts and Management business certificate.  After graduation she plans to attend graduate school with the purpose of becoming a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. She would love to work at a children's hospital some day. She enjoys traveling, being with friends and family, and babysitting her godson and his siblings. 

Undergraduate Honor's Student/Research Assistant: Katelyn Sherman

Katie 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.

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

  • Chanli Mundy
  • Alex Simeur
  • Lindsay Stone
  • Ellie Birch
  • Allison Smith
  • Emily Smith
  • Rebecca Hendricks
  • Jessica Mattia
  • Christie Merten
  • Andrea Linton