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Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Credentials

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist: State of Florida

2021 - Present

Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology

2020 - Present

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist: State of Louisiana

2019 - 2020

Research Interests

Motor control of speech production in speakers with and without dysarthria; Instrumental analysis of speech deficits in dysarthria using speech acoustics and kinematics; Articulatory-to-acoustic and articulatory-to-perceptual relations; Linguistic influences on speech production in bilingual or multilingual speakers; Metascience, data visualization, open science

Education

Ph.D.

Florida State University

2020 - Present

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Speech-Language Pathology

Advisor: Dr. Yunjung Kim

M.A.

Louisiana State University

2016 - 2018

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Speech-Language Pathology

Thesis: Articulatory Kinematics During Stop Closure in Speakers with Parkinson’s Disease

Advisor: Dr. Yunjung Kim

B.A.

Louisiana State University

2012 - 2016

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Fellowships & Grants

Title: A multidimensional study on articulation deficits in Parkinson’s disease

Agency: National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (F31), $80,860

Status: Awarded, 2021

Publications

Thompson, A., Hirsch, M., Lansford, K., Kim, Y-J. (Accepted). Vowel acoustics as predictors of speech intelligibility in dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

2022

Kim, Y-J., & Thompson, A. (2022). An acoustic-phonetic approach to effects of face masks on speech intelligibility. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

2022

Hirsch, M. E., Thompson, A., Kim, Y., & Lansford, K. L. (2022). The Reliability and Validity of Speech-Language Pathologists' Estimations of Intelligibility in Dysarthria. Brain Sciences, 12(8), 1011.

2022

Kim, Y-J., Chung, H., & Thompson, A. (2022). Acoustic and articulatory characteristics of English semivowels /r, l, w/ produced by adult second-language speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

2022

Espinal, A., Thompson, A., & Kim, Y-J. (2020). Acoustic characteristics of American English liquids /ɹ/, /l/, /ɹl/ produced by Korean L2 adults. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(2), EL179-EL184.

2020

Watkins, E., Thompson, A., & Kim, Y-J. (2019). Speech deterioration of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis before and after diagnosis: A case study of a newscaster. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

2019

Thompson, A., & Kim, Y-J. (2019). Relation of second formant trajectories to tongue kinematics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145(4), EL323-EL328.

2019

Presentations

Thompson, A., Hirsch, M.E., Kim, Y-J., & Lansford, K.L. (2022). Vowel acoustics as predictors of speech intelligibility in dysarthria. Oral presentation at the Motor Speech Conference, Charleston, S.C.

2022

Thompson, A. & Kim, Y-J. (2022). An articulatory kinematic study on Parkinson’s disease in relation to acoustic and perceptual measures. Oral presentation at the Motor Speech Conference, Charleston, S.C.

2022

Kim, Y-J, & Thompson, A. (2021, November). Effects of face masks on speech acoustics and intelligibility. Technical presentation presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

2021

Thompson, A., Hirsch, M., Lansford K., & Kim, Y-J. (2021, November). Speech language pathologists' approximations of speech intelligibility in dysarthria. Poster presentation presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

2021

Kim, Y-J, Thompson, A., & Kennedy, E. (2020, February). Acoustic and kinematic contrastivity in speakers with Parkinson’s disease: Focusing on variability. Oral presentation presented at the Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

2020

Thompson, A., Grubbs, K., & Kim, Y-J. (2020, February). Speech changes within passage reading in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presentation presented at the Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

2020

Thompson, A., Espinal, J., & Kim, Y-J. (2019, November). A feasibility study of clinical use of ultrasound imaging for accent modification. Poster presentation presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

2019

Espinal, J., Thompson, A., & Kim, Y-J. (2019, November). Acoustic and articulatory characteristics of American English liquids produced by L2 adult speakers. Poster presentation presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

2019

Watkins, E., Kim, Y-J, & Thompson, A. (2018, November). Early speech deterioration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A case study of newscaster Donna Britt. Technical presentation presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

2018

Thompson, A. & Kim, Y-J (2018, October). Relation of second formant trajectories to tongue kinematics. Invited presentation at the COMD Research Roundtable, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, LSU.

2018

Thompson, A., Kuylen, A., & Kim, Y-J (2018, January). Articulatory kinematics during stop closure in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Invited to present thesis findings at the COMD Research Roundtable, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, LSU.

2018

Thompson, A. & Kim, Y-J (2018, January). Parkinson’s disease: An investigation of speech movement. Selected to present at the LSU Three Minute Thesis Competition Finale, LSU.

2018

Honors & Awards

FSU SCSD Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

2022

Kathy Yorkston Student Travel Award

2020, 2022

ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

2020

ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship

2019

Graduate Student Association Travel Award

2018, 2019

COMD Outstanding Master’s Graduate Student

2018

LSU Three Minute Thesis Competition: People’s Choice

2018

Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award

2017

M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate COMD Award

2016

Louisiana State University: Dean's List

2012 - 2016

Teaching Experience

Bilingual Assessment: Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners (SPA 4470), Guest Lecturer

2022

Motor Speech Disorders (SPA 5230), Guest Lecturer

Fall 2021, 2022

Neural Bases of Communication (SPA 4104), Co-Instructor

Fall 2020

Acoustics of Speech and Hearing (COMD 4153), Course Instructor

Spring 2020

Acoustics of Speech and Hearing (COMD 4153), Lab Instructor

Fall 2016 – Fall 2019

Neuropathologies of Speech (COMD 7385), Guest Lecturer

Spring 2019

Acoustics of Speech and Hearing (COMD 4153), Supplemental Instructor

Fall 2014 – Fall 2016

Service

2021 ASHA Convention: Speech and Language Science Topic Committee

2021

Louisiana State University Communication Disorders (LSU-COMD) Doctoral Student Development

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

"Completing a Master’s Thesis” Information Session, LSU COMD Open House

August 2017

“Graduate School: Tips for Success as a Master’s Student” Information Session, LSU COMD Open House

August 2018

Skills

Applications

TF32, PRAAT, SPSS Statistics, SigmaPlot, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere

Programming Languages

R, Matlab

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