Julie Hengst, Ph.D., Associate Professor ▼

Julie Hengst, Ph.D.


Office phone:

(217) 244-6149

Office fax:

(217) 244-2235

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Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Research and Professional Interests

Professor Hengst teaches courses in adult-onset cognitive-linguistic communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and normal processes of language-use and development across the lifespan. Her research interests include:

  • Situated studies of discourse practices, especially focusing on individuals with aphasia and their routine communication partners.
  • Socio-historic and practice theories that integrate communication, learning, and development within a unified framework.