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Colloquium Series

As part of the academic experience in the Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHS), PhD students host a colloquium series throughout the academic year.  Students meet weekly to plan monthly or bi-monthly colloquia on topics relevant to research in speech, language, and hearing. Invited speakers are faculty in the SPHS or other programs and departments from IU, researchers or health professionals from the community, and visiting faculty from other universities.  PhD students also present their work throughout the year. Colloquia are typically held Fridays at 12:30.  If you are interested in receiving e-mail announcements for upcoming colloquia, or would like to suggest a speaker, please contact PhD coordinator Tessa Bent, PhD, at

Diane Kewley-Port Lecture and Mentorship Event
Each Spring, we present the Diane Kewley-Port Lecture and Mentorship event.  This event began in 2009 and honors then-recently-retired faculty member Diane Kewley-Port for her contributions to the PhD program.  Speakers are chosen based on research interest and experience in mentoring PhD students.  The visiting mentor presents a widely-attended colloquium, and also spends several hours mentoring PhD students in developing an academic career.  Topics rotate annually among speech, language, and hearing science.  Below is a list of previous visiting mentors:

Rahul Shrivastav, Ph.D.
Vice President for Instruction
University of Georgia
“Measurement of Dysphonic Voice Quality”

Mitchell Sommers, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Washington University
“Applying Principles of Cognitive Psychology to Improve Auditory Training”

Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“What Spoken and Written Communication Can Tell Us About Social Thinking”

Julie M. Liss, Ph.D.
Department of Speech & Hearing Science
Arizona State University
“Cross-Linguistic Considerations in Motor Speech Disorders”

Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Hearing Research Program
Medical University of South Carolina
“What Do Audiograms Reveal About Age-Related Hearing Loss?”

Kathryn Kohnert, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
“Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment: Profile and Treatment Studies”

Jordan Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Corwin Moore Chair
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Developing Speech: A Motor-Centric Interactionist Approach”

Lynne Werner, Ph.D.
Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and adjunct professor of Otolaryngology
University of Washington
“Development of Auditory Behavior”

Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Neuroscience Program and Institute of Aviation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute
“Enhancing Cognitive & Brain Function of Older Adults”