Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 240 Memorial Hall
Ioannis Papakyritsis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University. He earned his B.S. in Speech Language Therapy from the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece, his M.S. in Human Communication Sciences Research from the University of Sheffield, UK and his Ph.D. in Applied Language and Speech Sciences from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Papakyritsis joined the WIU CSD faculty in the fall of 2013. He teaches undergraduate courses in phonetics and neurological speech and language disorders and graduate courses in phonological disorders and motor speech disorders.
His research interests include the acoustic and perceptual analysis of motor speech disorders across languages with emphasis on speech rhythm and the realization of lexical stress. Acoustic studies of neurogenic speech disorders have been reported for only a few languages. Cross-language studies can shed new light on the analysis of disordered speech and help determine which aspects of motor speech disorders are language universal and which are related to the specific features of a given language. Another aspect of his research focuses on the analysis of interactional and intonational aspects of the connected speech of individuals with communication disorders using qualitative methodologies in conjunction with acoustic instrumentation.