Angela DietschAssistant 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.