People

Research Team

Principal Investigator

Holly Storkel
Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success
785-864-0497
3001 Dole Human Development Center

Holly L. Storkel is a Professor of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She is the director of the Word and Sound Learning Lab. Her current research focuses on how children build a lexicon by examining the acquisition, organization, and processing of novel words and known words. The primary goal is to bring converging evidence to bear on the mutual influence of phonological and lexical development in normal and clinical populations of preschool children.

Doctoral Research Assistants

Graduate Research Assistant

Kelly Berry is doctoral student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Kelly's research interests include studying early language environments and vocabulary interventions. Kelly is also motivated to find effective ways of increasing interprofessional collaboration and community involvement to close the word gap.

Lab Coordinator, Graduate Research Assistant

Mollee Pezold is doctoral student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Mollee's research interests include language assessment for preschool and school-age children. Specifically, she is interested in optimizing language sample analysis measures for diagnosis and goal-setting use in everyday clinical settings.

Off-Site Doctoral Student

Adrienne Pitt is a doctoral student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Adrienne developed an interest in child language research while serving as a speech-language pathologist in the public school setting. Her main research interest is receptive language assessment in individuals with minimal verbal expression. Specifically, she wants to explore various modes of access to assessment as well as the level of content targeted on assessments. Her goal is to optimize evaluation in order to improve intervention and goal selection.

Master's Students

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Lexi Oatman is a masters student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Lexi's research interests include ways to create efficient interventions strategies for preschool and school-age children with phonological disorders or motor speech disorders.  

Graduate Research Assistant

Anna Karlin is a masters student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Anna has enjoyed serving adults and children in her clinical experiences, but has found a special interest in working with preschool and school aged children with language disorders. Career dreams are to work as a school speech-language pathologist.

Hourly Research Assistant

 

Sarah Fischer is a masters student in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas. Sarah has enjoyed serving adults and children in her clinical experiences, and has found a special interest in working with neurological speech and language disorders. Career aspirations are to work as a speech-language pathologist in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility. 

Undergraduate Students


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