PAST DOCTORAL SCHOLARS IN THE SPEECH IMAGING & VISUALIZATION LABORATORY
Graham Schenck completed his doctoral work in October 2016. Graham utilizes MRI and 3D imaging applications to investigate velopharyngeal muscle and morphological parameters in children with submucous cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies. His research is aimed at understanding the relationship between anatomical and physiological differences in the velopharynx and their effect on speech production.
Dissertation: Velopharyngeal muscle morphology in children with congenital palatal malformations
Kazlin Mason completed her doctoral work in December 2017. Kazlin’s area of research focuses on the anatomical underpinnings for successful surgical and speech outcomes. Her work utilizes MRI and 3D computer visualization technology to study surgical approaches used to treat resonance disorders secondary to craniofacial anomalies.
Dissertation: The Effects of Gravity and Scar Contracture on Post-Surgical Tissue Changes and Speech Outcomes Following Pharyngoplasties
Lakshmi completed her doctoral work in July 2016. Lakshmi’s research focuses on using MRI to study the speech mechanism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Her work involves the development of non-sedated, child friendly MRI scanning protocols across healthy controls and clinically complex groups.
Dissertation: Variations in Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Structures Among Individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS
Thesis: Nasalance in Mandarin Speakers
Thesis: Variations in upright and supine pressure-flow and nasalance scores among adults
Thesis: Variations in velopharyngeal muscles among adults with and without repaired cleft palate
Holly Nelson Jordan
Thesis: Correlations between craniometric measures and velopharyngeal valving function
PAST UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Mary Elizabeth Waterman
Leigh Ann Pfeiffer