PHOTO: Christina Kuo

Christina Kuo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Program



Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • B.A. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research and Teaching Areas

Teaching

  • Current Courses
    • Introduction to Communication Disorders (CSD200)
    • Professional Issues and Multicultural Considerations in Communication Disorders (CSD412)
    • Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD490)
    • Neuromotor Speech Disorders (CSD560)
  • Past Courses
    • Language Disorders in Adults (CSD641)
    • Directed Research (CSD717)
    • Methods of Measurement in Communication Sciences (CSD805)

Research

  • Speech science
  • Speech acoustics
  • Speech motor control
  • Motor speech disorders

Research Laboratory

Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Acoustic correlates of speaker variability and its role in speech motor control
  • Speech acoustic and movement characteristics associated with Parkinson’s disease

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Kuo, C., & Weismer, G. (2016). Vowel reduction across tasks for male speakers of American English. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(1), 369-383.
  • Kuo, C. & Tjaden, K. (2016). Acoustic variation during passage reading for speakers with dysarthria and healthy controls. Journal of Communication Disorders, 62, 30-44.
  • Kuo, C., Tjaden, K., Sussman, J. (2014). Acoustic and perceptual correlates of faster-than-habitual speech produced by speakers with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Journal of Communication Disorders, 52, 152-169.
  • Tjaden, K., Richards, E., Kuo, C., Wilding, G., & Sussman, J. (2013). Acoustic and perceptual consequences of clear and loud speech. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 65(4), 214-220.
  • Kim, Y.-J., & Kuo, C. (2012). Effect of level of presentation to listeners on scaled speech intelligibility of speakers with dysarthria. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 64, 26-33.

Conference Presentations

(Asterisks (*) indicate student projects conducted under my direction)

  • Kuo, C. (2018, November). Descriptive analysis of American English schwa distribution in the quadrilateral vowel space. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • *Molnar, P. & Kuo, C. (2018, November). Conversational speech characteristics during entrainment: A pilot study. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Kim, Y., Thompson, A., Berry, J., Kuo, C. (2018, February). Articulatory kinematics during stop closure in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the Motor Speech Conference, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Kim, Y., Berry, J., Kuo, C. (2017, July). Articulatory kinematics during stop closure in speakers with Parkinson’s disease: Preliminary data. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Kuo, C. (2017, June). Vowel contrasts relative to schwa across tasks: Preliminary findings for Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the 8th Forum Acusticum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Kuo, C. (2017, May). Characterizing task-based variations of vowels in Parkinson’s disease: Preliminary data. Poster presented at the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • *Behre, C. & Kuo, C. (2016, November). The relationship between fundamental frequency variation & articulation in healthy speech production. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Kuo, C. & Weismer, G. (2016, May). American English schwa characteristics in the context of vowel reduction. Poster presented at the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
  • Kuo, C., Weismer, G. & Behre, C. (2015, May). The relationship between fundamental frequency and within-speaker vowel reduction. Poster presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Kuo, C., & Tjaden, K. (2014, March). Within-speaker variation for different speech styles in a connected speech task for speakers with dysarthria and healthy speakers. Paper presented at the 2014 Conference on Motor Speech, Sarasota, FL, U.S.A.