Angela Dietsch

Angela Dietsch

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Angela Dietsch

Assistant 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 assistant 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) the use of neuroimaging to isolate the neural substrates responsible for modulating tongue movements, (2) examining the effects of bolus properties such as taste, volume, and viscosity on swallowing biomechanics in wounded and injured military service members, and (3) testing novel methods of tracking vocal use and orofacial muscle activity in functional and clinical environments. 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.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2016, Early Career Contributions in Research Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association2016-present, Pathways Fellowship Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association2016-present, Scholarly Enhancement Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2016, Continuing Education Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association2015-16, Research Development Fellowship Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015, New Investigator Award, Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP)
Experience
2015-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015-present, Director, Sensorimotor Integration for Swallowing and Communication Laboratory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015-present, Faculty Affiliate, Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012-15, Research Fellow, National Military Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland2009-12, Speech-Language Pathologist, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas2008-11, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas2007-12, Speech-Language Pathologist, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri2007-11, Graduate Research Assistant, Speech and Voice Physiology Lab, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas2002-07, Speech-Language Pathologist, SSM Rehab, St. Louis, Missouri2000-02, Assistant Rehabilitation Manager/Case Manager, Life Care Center of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri1996-2002, Director, Quality Assurance Program, Life Care Center of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri1996-2000, Speech-Language Pathologist, Life Care Center of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri1994-95, Clinical Extern, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Veterans Administration Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri1994-95, Clinical Extern, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri1993-95, Clinical Intern, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Saint Louis University
Memberships
American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationDysphagia Research SocietySociety for NeuroscienceMissouri Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationMidwest Adult Communication Disorders GroupPhi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyPhi Kappa Phi Honor SocietySaint Louis University College of Public Service Alumni Board