Angela Dietsch Associate Professor
Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2011
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Saint Louis University, 1996
B.S., Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University, 1994
Angela Dietsch is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Her research focuses on sensory and motor aspects of neural control for speech, voice, and swallowing function across the age and health spectrums.
Angela's recent work in this area includes (1) mapping the neural networks underlying taste perception, swallowing coordination, and precise tongue movements to better understand and rehabilitate swallowing disorders, (2) characterizing communication features across the gender spectrum, and (3) describing the effects of active learning pedagogy in graduate speech-language pathology education. She teaches classes in voice and swallowing disorders, and is the director of the Sensorimotor Integration for Swallowing and Communication Laboratory.
Angela earned her doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Kansas after more than a decade as a medical speech-language pathologist. Her clinical background drives her research and teaching strategy, including fostering partnerships that incorporate cutting-edge analysis methods to advance the science of patient care across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.
Areas of Expertise:
Sensorimotor integration for swallowing, speech, and voice
Computational modeling and biomechanical analyses of swallow physiology and function
Clinical practices and outcomes for swallowing and communication disorders in acute and rehabilitative care