Faculty and Staff

Jung Lee An

Lee Jung An, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303M

Phone: 616) 331 5605

Email:  anlee@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Daegu University
  • M.A., Hallym University
  • M.Phil., City University of New York
  • Ph.D., City University of New York


Research Interests:

  • Neurophysiologic processing of speech (native vs. non-native)
  • Speech Perception in Noise
  • Training effects of non-native speech sounds

Teaching Interests:

  • Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Audiology

Other Interest:

  • Container gardening
  • Learning new devices


Elizabeth A. Fausone, M.S., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303I

Phone:  (616) 331-5562

Email:  fausonee@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Michigan

Research Interests:

  • Head and neck
  • Swallowing disorders including videostroboscopy, video fluoroscopy, fiberoptic evaluations of swallowing and clinical assessments of swallowing 
  • Voice disorders including treatment of the injured singer and treatment of chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction

Teaching Interests:

  • Voice disorders

Other Interest:



Josie Fowler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303J

Phone: (616) 331-5565

Email:  fowlerjo@gvsu.edu


  • B.A., University of Toledo
  • M.A., Ohio State University

Research Interests:

  • Communication and Dysphagia in individuals with tracheostomies

Teaching Interests:

  • Speech-Language Pathology serving adults in acute care settings

Other Interests:

  • Exploring Michigan, Yoga, Food


  • She/Her/Hers

Mary Gallagher, M.Ed., SLP-CCC

Visiting Faculty

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303K

Phone: (616) 331-5540

Email:  gallama1@gvsu.edu


  • B.A., Boston College
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia

Research Interests:

  • Professional methodology considerations in SLP
  • Effective engagement of family members in home based SLP programs for children

Teaching Interests:

  • Pediatric Language Disorders
  • Pediatric Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Diagnostics in SLP
  • Communication Development
  • Report Writing

Other Interests:

  • Family, Competitive Equestrian Events and Training, all things musical, movies, photography


Dan Halling, Ph.D., CCC-A

Professor and Department Chair

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 204E

Phone: (616) 331-5604

Email:  halling@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Utah State University
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Research Interests:

  • Psychoacoustics and speech perception
  • Hearing conservation, particularly related to recreational listening

Teaching Interests:

  • Hearing Science
  • Audiology
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Instrumentation

Other Interest:

  • Family, quoting movie lines, woodworking


Kara Hotaling, Au.D., CCC-A

Affiliate Faculty

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303N

Phone: (616) 331-5992

Email:  hotalink@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh
  • M.A., UNC-Greensboro
  • Au.D. University of Florida

Teaching Interests:

  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Audiologic Counseling
  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Instrumentation

Other Interests:

  • Reading, family vacations, trivia games, amusement parks


Courtney Karasinski, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, Suite 300, 303A

Phone: (616) 331-5670

Email:  karasinc@gvsu.edu

Webpage:  faculty.gvsu.edu/karasinski


  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

  • The interplay between language ability and performance in core academic subjects and other cognitive processes in school-age children and adolescents
  • Language differences and disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents
  • Interprofessional education and practice

Teaching Interests:

  • Language development
  • Language disorders
  • Articulation
  • Phonological disorders

Other Interests:

  • Sailing
  • Spending time with my husband, three children, and boxer dog


Susan Kraus, M.Ed.

Academic Department Coordinator (staff)

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 204C

Phone:  (616) 331-5627

Email:  krauss@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Grand Valley State University
  • M.Ed., Grand Valley State University


Other Interest:

  • Reading, movies, walking, volleyball, spending time with my daughter


Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303F

Phone: 231-838-5619/616-331-5609

Email:  lenkeyl@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-Cognitive Communication
  • Practice-Based Evidence
  • Professional Program Development
  • Hippotherapy
  • Telepractice

Teaching Interests:

  • Adult Neuro-Communication Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia

Other Interests:

  • Family
  • Equestrian Activities
  • Health and Travel
  • MSHA Executive Board


Shannon Lorenz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty and Clinical Education Coordinator

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303G

Phone: (616) 331-5568

Email:  lorenzsh@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., 
  • M.A., Western Michigan University

Teaching Interests:

  • Clinical education
  • Language development
  • Communication disorders in children
  • Clinical methods

Other Interests:

  • Spending time with family, friends, and pets; sports; candid photography; yoga; football


Denise A. Ludwig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP

Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair

Office Address: 500 Lafayette NE, 303O

Phone: (616) 331-5563

Email:  ludwigde@gvsu.edu


  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.S., The University of Michigan
  • M.Ed., Grand Valley State University
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Research Interests:

  • Early intervention for integrated service delivery for children age birth-five
  • Early Intervention andragogy models of parent coaching
  • Integrated clinical education
  • Phonological and language development
  • Interprofessional education and Interprofessional practice

Teaching Interests:

  • Early Intervention – Infant, Toddler, Preschool
  • Phonological and Language Development
  • Clinical Education
  • Counseling for Communication Disorders
  • Interdisciplinary Education


Beth Macauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, HPCS

Associate Professor and Admissions Coordinator

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303B

Phone:  (616) 331-5617

Email:  macauleb@gvsu.edu


  • B.A., University of Florida
  • M.A., University of Florida
  • Ph.D., University of Florida


Research Interests:

  • Effectiveness of hippotherapy
  • Brain-behavior relationships
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Quality of life

Teaching Interests:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Speech Science

Other Interest:

  • Children's sporting events
  • Musical events
  • Flute
  • Reading
  • Traveling

Wil A. Rankinen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303D

Phone: (616) 331-5541

Email: wil.rankinen@gvsu.edu


  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University


Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics; sociophonetics; speech science; language regard; geolinguistics
  • Formant measurement and extraction methods; speaker normalization
  • Supporting undergraduate research:

Teaching Interests:

  • Phonetics
  • Speech Science
  • Applied Research Methods

Other Interests:

  • Life-long education
  • Family-time
  • Woodworking

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