Faculty


John A. (Tony) Seikel, PhD., CCC-SLP

John A. (Tony) Seikel, PhD., CCC-SLP
Tenured Professor

Contact Information:
Office: SPA 304
Phone: (208) 282.4037
seikel@isu.edu
Website

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Speech & Hearing Science, University of Kansas, 1988, Lawrence, KS
Master of Arts, Speech Pathology, Wichita State University, 1981, Wichita, KS
Bachelor of Science, Speech & Hearing, Phillips University, 1979, Enid, OK

Professional Areas of Interests: oropharyngeal and oromyofunctional disorders, speech acoustics in dysarthria, treatment efficacy, speech acoustics

Personal Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy working on my house and petting my cats! We live outside of Pocatello and get quite a bit of snow, so I enjoy cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing as well. Summer is spent getting ready for winter!

Kathleen Kangas, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Kathleen Kangas, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Tenured Professor
Department Chair

Contact Information:
Office: 204
Phone: (208) 282.4196
kangkath@isu.edu

Education
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S.P.A., University of Washington
B.S., Northern Michigan University

Professional Areas of Interests: Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Child Language

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Gardening


Jeanne M. Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Jeanne M. Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Tenured Professor
Associate Chair

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 542
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 373.1728
johnsjm@isu.edu

Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007, Developmental Neuropsychology Lab, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-86, Child Language Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Doctor of Philosophy - Communication Sciences & Disorders, 1986, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Master of Arts - Speech-Language Pathology, 1978, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Bachelor of Arts - Speech-Language Pathology, 1972, Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA

Professional Areas of Interests: Event-related potentials, child language, cochlear implants, child language disorders, augmentative & alternative communication, deafness, children with severe-profound challenges.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Dog showing (conformation, obedience, lure coursing), traveling, camping.

Robin Pierce Ament, M.A., CCC-SLP

Robin Pierce Ament, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Online Clinic Coordinator

Contact Information:
Office: SPA 210B
Phone: (208)282.3809
amenrob2@isu.edu

Education
Master of Arts in Communication Disorders and Speech Sciences, May 1993, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, December 1985, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Professional Areas of Interests: Service in the public schools, early literacy, and bilingualism

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking/trail running, music, time with family


Karrie Hansen

Karrie Hansen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 553
1311 E Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208)373.1736
cummkarr@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, August 2005, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching, May 2000, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Professional Areas of Interests: Head and neck cancer, pediatric and adult dysphagia, cognitive rehabilitation, aphasia and videofluroscopic swallow studies.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, trail running, mountain biking and hiking.

Beth Guryan, MS, CCC-SLP, LPC

Beth Guryan, MS, CCC-SLP, LPC
Clinical Associate Professor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 545
1311 E Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208)373.1721
gurybeth@isu.edu

Education
Master of Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, 2010, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, 1985, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Audiology and Speech Science, 1983, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Professional Areas of Interests: Rehabilitation after brain injury, group therapy, counseling, and student learning

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Reading, hiking, and rafting


Sarah Knudson, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Knudson, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinic Director
Online Program Director

Contact Information:
Office: SPA #222
Phone: (208)282.2219
knudsara@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, 2001, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1999, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Professional Areas of Interests: Autism, school age language, school based services, online learning

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Painting, reading, listening to live music, chasing kids

Jody S. O'Donnell, MS, CCC-SLP

Jody S. O'Donnell, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: SPA 314C
Phone: (208)282.3349
odonjod2@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science Communication Disorders, 1983, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID Bachelor of Science Communication Disorders, 1977, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Professional Areas of Interests: Childhood or school based communication disorders, supervision, student learning, adult language disorders and aural rehabilitation in cochlear implant population

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Fitness classes, reading, traveling, camping and participation in City Parks and Recs 10K walk/fun runs.


Joni G. Loftin, MSP-CCC-SLP

Joni G. Loftin, MSP-CCC-SLP
Clinical Professor
Director, ISU Communication Preschool

Contact Information:
Office: SPA, 314B
Phone: (208)282.4576
loftjoni@isu.edu

Education
Master of Speech-Language Pathology, August, 1986, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, December, 1984, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Professional Areas of Interests: Oromyofacial Disorders, Infant-Toddler-Preschool Language Intervention, Family-Centered Service Delivery.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Biking, Hiking, Cooking, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, camping, and travel

Shauna L.H. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP

Shauna L.H. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 549
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208)373.1720
ssmith@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, Idaho State University 2005
Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Idaho State University 2003

Professional Areas of Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation, TBI, dysphagia, voice

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, camping, cooking, reading, and playing with my dogs


Diane Ogiela, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Diane Ogiela, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 589
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 373.1853
ogiedian@isu.edu

Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009, Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab, University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, TX
Doctor of Philosophy, Audiology and Speech Sciences, 2007, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master of Science, Audiology and Speech Sciences, 1995, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Master of Arts, Linguistic Studies, 1993, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1991, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, IL

Professional Areas of Interests: Event-related potentials and language processing, child language development and disorders, child language assessment, multilingual/multicultural issue in language assessment & intervention.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Travel, hiking/biking, camping, reading, watching sci fi movies and trying new things with my family.

Cally R. Stone, MS, CCC-SLP

Cally R. Stone, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Meridian Speech & Language Clinic Coordinator

Contact Information:
Meridian Health Sciences Center, Room 547
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone number: (208)373.1723
stoncall@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, Idaho State University 1996
Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Idaho State University 1994

Professional Areas of Interests: Adult neuro rehabilitation, Acquired brain injury, tongue thrust, interdisciplinary rehabilitation, program development, community education and awareness, student professional development

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, travel, cooking, gardening, and entertaining (love being a domestic goddess!)


Amy Hardy, MS, CCC-SLP

Amy Hardy, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Phone number: (208)373.1724
hardamy3@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science Communication Disorders, 2001, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Bachelor of Science Communication Disorders, 1996, Arizona State University, AZ

Professional Areas of Interests: pediatric and adult dysphagia, Infant-Toddler Intervention, child and adult language disorders

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, knee boarding and reading

Heather Ramsdell , PhD, CCC-SLP

Heather Ramsdell-Hudock, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: Pocatello SPA 330C
Phone number: (208) 282.3077
Lab: COE 112
Lab phone: (208) 282.712
ramsdell@isu.edu

Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Speech-Language Pathology, 2009. The University of Memphis
Master of Science (MS), Communication Disorders, 2003. Boston University
Bachelors of Art (BA), Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001. Iona College

Professional Areas of Interests: My research and teaching interests span infant vocal development, phonetics, phonology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: My personal interests include road and mountain biking, hiking, cooking (and eating), reading, traveling, swimming, running, spending time with family and friends, kayaking, triathlon, watching movies and football (GO GIANTS!), and exploring Idaho and surrounding areas. I'm looking forward to winter sports - cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Curriculum Vitae


Nicholas Altieri , PhD.

Nicholas Altieri , PhD.
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: Pocatello SPA, 330
Phone number: (208)282.2741
altinich@isu.edu

Education
Cognitive Psychology, PhD,
Indiana University 2010
Applied Statistics, MS, Indiana University 2010

Professional Areas of Interests: My research interests involve investigating how well normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners are able to use visual speech information (lipreading) when communicating. I have developed and applied measures of capacity to assess audiovisual recognition ability in speech perception, and more recently, used EEG to obtain neural measures of integration.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, and mountain biking

Curriculum Vitae

Wendy Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP

Wendy Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: Pocatello SPA, 325
Phone number: (208) 282.3827
hanswen2@isu.edu

Education
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, Idaho State University,
Pocatello, ID
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology,Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Professional Areas of Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation, Acquired brain injury, dysphagia, interdisciplinary rehabilitation, community education and awareness.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Any and all outdoor activities, cooking and entertaining.


Daniel Hudock, Ph.D., CF-SLP

Daniel Hudock, Ph.D., CF-SLP
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: Pocatello SPA #322
Phone number: (208) 282.4403
hudock@isu.edu

Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2012, East Carolina University
Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2008, East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2006, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Professional Areas of Interests: Fluency disorders, listeners' reactions to typical and disordered speech, stuttering inhibition, the mirror neuron system, and neuroscience of speech perception/production

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Anything outdoors (camping, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, spending time at the beach, etc), traveling, sports (racquetball, tennis, golf, disc golf, softball.), the Pittsburgh Steelers, the arts (plays, musicals, galleries, exhibitions, museums, concerts), spending time with family, dining, cooking, technology, listening to podcasts, watching TED videos, reading, anything to do with science and pretty much anything else.

Curriculum Vitae