Colloquia Series Schedule

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences welcomes you to our departmental colloquia on Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern Time (ET). Please join us to hear from our very own PhD Students.  Additional talks are detailed at the end of this email, so be sure to add them to your calendar. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.  

Friday, April 29, 12:30 pm (ET)

Megan Diekhoff and Malachi Henry
Current SLHS PhD Students
Indiana University

First Project Presentations

Location: Regional Academic Health Center C1021z



Schedule of Colloquia Series for the 2021 Fall semester. 

Friday, November 5th, 12:30 pm (ET)

Yi Liu
Current SLHS PhD Student
Indiana University

 Evaluation of online assessment for tinnitus in nonclinical settings: comparison with two established methods

Location: Regional Academic Health Center C1021z or Zoom:   

We encourage in-person attendance whenever possible. Zoom is an option for those who cannot be physically present.


With the advancement of digital technologies, the potential of providing health services over internet for people with tinnitus (i.e. ringing in the ears) has attracted growing attention in the recent years. It is assumed to hold promise in delivering convenient services without the restriction of time and place, and solving the mismatch between great demand for audiological services and limited capacity of professionals. However, it is not clear if the quality of online services is comparable to that of face-to-face services. In this study, two widely used methods (i.e. clinical bracketing method and similarity rating method) were selected to examine the reliability of online assessment for tinnitus pitch. Participants with tinnitus completed the measurement of tinnitus pitch both in the lab and from home. No significant difference at group level was observed in the comparison between lab part and online part. High within-subject reliability was found. These results indicate that online testing is a possible approach for tinnitus measurement.


 Upcoming talks: Mark your calendars!

November 12  

Dr. Frank Guenther, Boston University, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences  

Neural modeling and imaging of speech production in neurotypical and disordered populations

December 10  

Dr. Jodi Kreiman, UCLA  

Zoom link for all talks:   

Research Colloquia

PhD students in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences host a colloquium series throughout the academic year. Invited speakers include faculty in SLHS and other programs and departments at IU, researchers and 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 12:30pm (ET). If you are interested in receiving e-mail announcements for upcoming colloquia, or would like to suggest a speaker, please contact PhD coordinator Steven Lulich, PhD, at


Annual Diane Kewley-Port Lecture and Mentorship Event

Each spring, the PhD students in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences present the Annual Diane Kewley-Port Lecture and Mentorship event. This event began in 2009 and honors retired faculty member Dr. 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 participates in mentoring PhD students. Lecture topics rotate annually among speech, language, and hearing science

2022 Diane Kewley-Port Lecture

Our annual DKP lecture is scheduled for this Friday, 4/8/22 at 12:30 pm. 

Speaker: Dr. Jamila Minga, Duke University
Friday, 4/8/22 at 12:30 pm (Eastern)

Location: Regional Academic Health Center C1021z or Zoom:

We encourage in-person attendance whenever possible. Zoom is an option for those who cannot be physically present.

Title: The Right side of communication: Advances in language production research after right hemisphere stroke.

Abstract: The right hemisphere has occupied a status of ‘silent’ when considering language production in comparison to the left hemisphere. Differences in language production after right hemisphere stroke do occur, but the specific characteristics of impairment are not well categorized due to the pragmatic nature. This presentation describes efforts taken to understand and characterize the right side of communication, and more specifically language production, after right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) using the RHDBank, a national shared corpus of multimedia data files for the study of discourse. Research findings suggest that language production after RHD can reveal measurable characteristics of language production for diagnostic purposes.

Speaker Bio: Jamila Minga, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a clinically-certified speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Minga’s primary research interests are adult neurogenic communication disorders following stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Specifically, she is interested in investigating the impact of right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) on pragmatic communication performance during discourse. It is her long-term research goal to contribute to the increased recognition and distinction of right hemisphere communication disorders using behavioral and neuroanatomic markers. Dr. Minga hopes that her work will serve as a precursor for the engineering of population specific and sensitive diagnostic measures and treatment protocols that will enhance the ability of clinicians to aid in the functional integration of survivors of right hemisphere brain damage into their respective communities.