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Lab Director: Chao-Yang Lee 李照陽

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Chao-Yang Lee is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University. He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University, A.M. in Linguistics from Brown University, and B.S. in Psychology from National Chengchi University.  He was awarded the F.V. Hunt Fellowship from the Acoustical Society of America for postdoctoral training in the Speech Communication Group at MITs Research Laboratory of Electronics.


Lee’s research explores the contribution of phonetic and cognitive knowledge to speech perception and spoken word recognition, particularly pertaining to the processing of lexical tones. He has also been engaged in collaborative projects with colleagues in hearing science, psychology, linguistics, and music. See Publications for a list of his published work. He served as an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2017-2018) and is currently an Editor for the Journal’s Speech section.


Lee has taught phonetics, speech science, introduction to communication disorders, experimental phonetics, and speech science seminars at Ohio University. His teaching has been recognized by the University Professor award at Ohio University in 2006-07 and 2017-18.


Lee is CSD’s Coordinator of Undergraduate Education and Director of Studies for the Honors Tutorial College program in CSD at Ohio University.


Lee enjoys classical music, vegetarian diet and cooking, yoga, and following the New England Patriots. He is a father of two beautiful children and a proud owner of two Priuses (’04 and ’13).

Current Lab Students

Sarah Greenlee, MA SLP student

Hsiao-Ting Su 蘇筱庭, MA SLP student

Lab Alumni

Lauren DePaoli (BS HTC/HSLS 2004)

Georgia Malandraki (MA SLP 2004)

Amanda Joos (MA SLP 2005)

Carla Youngdahl (MA SLP 2005)

Sara Kellgreen (MA SLP 2006)

Jessica Baker (MA SLP 2007)

Anne Marie Christy (MA SLP 2008)

Gayatri Ram (MA SLP 2009)

Lauren Dutton (MA SLP 2010)

Jessica Stillwell (BS HSLS 2010)

Elizabeth Jordan (BS HSLS 2010; PURF winner 2009)

Yuh-Fang Lee 李郁芳 (MA SLP 2011)

Megan Masterson (MA SLP 2011)

Eleni Gkikas (BS HSLS 2011)

Juliana Gursky (MA SLP 2012)

Lauren Baer (BS CSD 2012)

Allison Lekich (BS CSD 2012; PURF winner 2011)

Eric Morris (MA SLP 2015)

Jessica Gottschick (BS CSD 2014)

Ali Patton (BS CSD 2015)

Alicia Swain (BS CSD/Psychology 2015; PACE student 2014-15; Fulbright Scholar 2015-16)

Megan Smith (BS HTC/CSD 2016; PURF winner 2014, CHSP Student Research Award winner 2014)

Maggie Harrison (BS HTC/CSD 2016, MA SLP 2018; PURF winner 2015, CHSP Student Research Award winner 2015)

Jieun Lee (Ph.D. student 2014-16)

Thea Nihiser (MA SLP 2017)

Yu Zhang 张宇 (Ph.D. student 2009-2017). Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Sarah Vickers Greenlee (BS CSD 2018; Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship 2017-18)

Macie Petrich, undergraduate student (BS CSD 2018; PACE student 2017-18; PURF winner 2017, CHSP Student Research Award winner 2017)

Madeline Petrich, undergraduate student (BS CSD 2018; PACE student 2017-18; PURF winner 2017, CHSP Student Research Award winner 2017)


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