Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1989
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Michigan State University, 1983
B.A., Audiology and Speech Science, Michigan State University, 1981
B.M., Music Therapy, Michigan State University, 1981
Karen Hux is a professor specializing in neurogenic communication disorders. She teaches courses in the areas of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere dysfunction and dementia.
Karen's research interests concern the cognitive bases that underlie acquired language and communication challenges and the effect of traumatic brain injury on family, community, and educational systems. She has published numerous articles about aphasia and traumatic brain injury in professional journals and has conducted many national and regional workshops addressing issues of school reintegration following traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents.
In addition to her work within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, Karen has also served as a consultant for Quality Living Services, Inc., in Omaha since 1994. In 1996, she began as the co-coordinator of a local support group for survivors of traumatic brain injury. She also spent 16 years as a member of the Brain Injury Advisory Council for the Nebraska Department of Education.
Areas of Expertise:
Neurogenic language disorders
Traumatic brain injury