Faculty Research Interests

Clinically-focused research provides the evidence base necessary for the development of best practices in treating communication disorders. Our faculty in audiology and speech-language pathology have diverse research interests corresponding to a wide range of clinical specialty areas. Current and prospective students are encouraged to learn more about opportunities to participate in research projects at ISU.


Antony Joseph

  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Geriatric Audiology
  • Audiologic Rehabilitation

Scott Seeman

  • Listening Effort
  • Cognition and Hearing Loss
  • Electrophysiology



Shraddha Shende

  • Hearing Loss and Cognition
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss


Speech-Language Pathology

McLoddy Kadyamusuma

  • Adult Neurologic Language Disorders
  • Multilingual Aphasia
  • Multilingual Aphasia Assessment

Jennine Harvey-Northrop

  • Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders
  • Cognition & Aging
  • Cognitive Wellness and Intervention Programs

Jamie Smith

  • School-age Language Outcomes for Medically Fragile Children
  • Feeding Challenges

Taeok Park

  • Dysphagia


Ciera Lorio

  • Early Intervention, Caregiver Coaching
  • Language & Literacy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lidia Huerta

  • Early Intervention, Caregiver Coaching (Bilingual-Latinx/e Community)
  • Cultural and Linguistic Responsive Care (CLRC) in CSD – Pediatrics
  • CLRC Pre-Service Training in CSD

Jean Sawyer

  • Fluency Disorders
  • Counseling
  • Cultural Diversity in CSD