Heike Lehnert-Lehouillier

Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier

Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier

Assistant Professor
Special Education & Communication Disorders

646-5560
hlehnert@nmsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography:

Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier received a Ph.D. in Linguistics and a M.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the University at Buffalo – State University of New York. She also completed a nine-month internship at Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT. After receiving her Ph.D., she completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Language Sciences at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier joined the Department of Special Education / Communicative Disorders at New Mexico State University in the fall of 2014. Her research interests include the production and perception of spoken language with a particular focus on speech prosody. Her clinical interests include voice disorders  – especially those related to Parkinson’s disease – and the communicative needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier has published in the Journal of Phonetics and the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research.

Areas of interest

Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier’s research interests include the production and perception of spoken language with a particular focus on speech prosody. Her clinical interests include voice disorders  – especially those related to Parkinson’s disease – and the communicative needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Selected Publications

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H. (2013). From long to short and from short to long: Perceptual motivations for changes in vocalic length. In A. Yu (Ed.) Origins of sound change: Approaches to phonologization, pp. 98-111. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H. (2010). A cross-linguistic investigation of cues to vowel length perception. Journal of Phonetics, 38, 472-482.

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H., McDonough, J., & McAleavey, S. (2010). Prosodic strengthening in American English domain-initial vowels. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010. http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu

Jacob, M., Lehnert-LeHouillier, H., Bora, S., McAleavey, S., Dalecki, D., & McDonough, J. (2008). Speckle tracking for the recovery of displacement and velocity information from sequences of ultrasound images of the tongue. Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar in Speech Production. http://issp2008.loria.fr/proceedings.html

Whalen, D.H., Iskarous, K., Tiede, M.K., Ostry, D.J., Lehnert-LeHouillier, H., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Hailey, D. S. (2005). The Haskins Optically Corrected Ultrasound (HOCUS). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 543-553.

Selected Recognitions

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dissertation Fellowship, University at Buffalo
Grant from the Phillips Fund for Native American Research (Onondaga) Linguistics Society of America, Summer Institute Student Tuition Fellowship (Michigan State University)
Fulbright Fellowship for study at graduate level in the US (SIU Carbondale)

Academic Background

Postdoctoral Training, University of Rochester, Center for Language Sciences

Research Assistant, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT

Ph.D. University at Buffalo, Linguistics

M.A. University at Buffalo, Communicative Disorders and Sciences

M.A. Southern Illinois University, Applied Linguistics