University of Minnesota Alumni/Alumnae
Muhammad Abdurrahman defended his dissertation in Summer, 2013. He is currently working on independent research and product-development projects.
Amy Andrzejewski received her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012 from the University of Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2010, with a senior honors thesis about "Influence of listener expectations on judgments of stop place of articulation in children's speech."
Jamie Byrne is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a first-year Ph.D. student. She recieved her B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Her primary research interests are in examining predictive factors for typical and atypical speech and language development, assessment and diagnostic criteria, and intervention efficacy.
Karen Evans received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012, with a thesis about "Unpacking listener bias: The effects of attitudes, knowledge, and experience on clinician's ratings of African-American children's speech." She graduated from Brown University in 2009, where she majored in linguistics. Her undergraduate thesis work on pronoun reversals has been published in the Journal of Child Language. She currently works for Hopkins schools.
Laura Kawatski received her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with degrees in Communicative Disorders and Spanish. Her interests include examining typical speech disfluencies and listener perception of their occurrence in spontaneous speech.
Marie Meyer received her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota in 2012. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Marie has conducted research in Dr. Munson's lab since 2009. Her work was incorporated into an article that was published in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics in 2010.
Mandi Proue holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Luther College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Mandi's primary research area of interest is maternal and child health and family development. She worked as the first project manager for the SKILLS4Words project at the University of Minnesota. She nows with the organization 'Be the Match', a national bone marrow donors database.
Sarah Schellinger is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a third-year PhD student. Her primary research interests involve investigating how adults perceive the speech of young children and the types of information speech-language pathologists use to conduct speech and language assessments. Sarah has presented her work at various conferences throughout the Midwest and has collaborated on a paper published in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.
Kari Urberg Carlson received her PhD in Fall 2013. Her areas of expertise are in voice disorders and motor learning. The title of her dissertation is "Muscle tension dysphonia as a disorder of motor learning." Kari presented her work at the American Speech-Language Association annual convention and at meetings of the Acoustical Society of America. She was the recipient of a doctoral dissertation fellowship in 2010-2011.