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.
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Katerina Ntourou, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Katerina Ntourou is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. She received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. From 2004 to 2006 she taught at the Department of Speech and Language Therapy at the Technological Educational Institute of Patras in Greece and at 2006 she returned to the States to pursue her doctorate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Her main research interests include the role of language, domain-general cognitive processes (i.e., executive function), emotional processes (i.e., emotional reactivity, emotion regulation), and temperament in childhood stuttering.
Doctoral Student: Levi Ofoe
Levi Ofoe is currently a graduate 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.
Research Assistant: Erica Maginn
Erica Maginn is a graduate student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University studying speech-language pathology. She is enthusiastic about continuing her education on the Bloomington campus after obtaining her bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University in 2009. Erica enjoys many differing aspects associated with working with both adults and children as a speech-language pathologist. In her free time, Erica enjoys hiking, running, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Research Assistant: Loren Crisp
Loren Crisp is a graduate student studying speech-language pathology in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Indiana University. He has a broad range of interests in speech-language pathology, and he is fascinated by the cognitive and phonological aspects of the field. Fluency, autism, and voice disorders are among his main interests in both children and adults. Outside of academics, Loren's interests include photography, art, dramatic productions, and cycling with his wife.
Undergraduate Honor's Student: Lindsay Stone
Lindsay is a senior at Indiana University studying speech and hearing sciences and psychology, with a minor in Spanish. Following graduation, Lindsay hopes to travel and volunteer for a year before pursuing a master’s degree in bilingual speech-language pathology. Lindsay is working on an honor’s thesis in the Speech Disfluency Laboratory. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys reading, yoga, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.