Hyun Seung (Linda) Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

"I am excited to teach at this Catholic women's college and hope that with the guidance and provision of God, my students and I can grow together while we learn from each other. I also hope that students in this master's program gain confidence and compassion over time to see patients with speech and language difficulties of varying severity."

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Hyun Seung Kim, Ph. D., also known as Linda, used to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in South Korea. During her doctoral program at University of Pittsburgh, she studied how speakers program speech movements to produce lexical stress and tones. She worked as a research associate and coordinator at the Speech Motor, Aphasia and Cognition Laboratory in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems for many years during her PhD study and is still engaged in several on-going research projects. Studies in this lab explore linguistic and cognitive aspects of people with aphasia enabling her to stretch out her research interests in two folds: one in speech motor learning and control and the other in adult language disorders with cognitive complications.

Education

PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MS, Yonsei University
BA, Sogang University

Area of Expertise

Underlying Mechanisms of Normal and Pathologic Speech Motor Learning and Control
Adult Language Disorders with Agrammatic Aphasia

Research Interests

Underlying Mechanisms of Normal and Pathologic Speech Motor Learning and Control
Adult Language Disorders
Adult Language Disorders with Cognitive Complications

Graduate Courses Taught

CSD 516: Motor Speech Disorders

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College, 2019-present
Research Associate/Coordinator, Veterans Affair Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 2009-present
Speech Language Pathologist, Rehabilitation Department, Inje Paek University Hospital, Sanggye, Seoul, Korea, 2006-2009
Speech Language Pathologist, Ear Nose and Throat Department, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital, Bucheon, Korea, 2005-2006
Research and Teaching Assistant, Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2004-2005

Presentations

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Susan Shaiman. (2018). “Influence of speech production experience on size and structure of speech motor programs” oral presentation in the 2018 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Mohammed Aldhoayan, Malcolm McNeil, Leming Zhou, Wiltrud Fassbinder, Sheila Pratt, Hyun Seung Kim, Hyunsoo Yoo. (2018). “Short-Term Memory and Executive Attention in Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia: A Structural Equation Approach” oral presentation in the 2018 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA

Wiltrud Fassbinder, Malcolm McNeil, Rebecca Hunting-Pompon, Mohammed Aldhoayan, Hyun Seung Kim, Hyunsoo Yoo. Jeremy Mancini, Kevin Dalziel. (2018).  “Cognitive Control, Semantic Processing, and Semantic Ambiguity Resolution in Aphasia” oral presentation in the 2018 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA

Wiltrud Fassbinder, Rebecca Hunting Pompon, Mohammed Aldhoayan, Hyun Seung Kim, Hyunsoo Yoo, Johannes Hosing, Kevin Dalziel, Jeremy Mancini and Malcolm R. McNeil. (2018). “Cognitive Control, Semantic Processing, and Semantic Ambiguity Resolution in Individuals with Aphasia”, oral presentation in the 2018 Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Karin Ortiz, Kristin Bowers. (2018). “An Evaluation of Linguistic Variables for Identifying Agrammatic Production in People with Aphasia” poster presentation in the 2018 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Austin, TX.

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Karin Ortiz, Kristin Bowers. (2017). “An Evaluation of Linguistic Variables for Identifying Agrammatic Production in People with Aphasia” poster presentation in the 2017 Academy of Aphasia, Baltimore, MD.

Wiltrud Fassbinder, Sheila R. Pratt, Mohammed Aldhoayan, Rebecca Pompon, Janet Patterson, Kevin Dalziel, Hyun Seung Kim, Hyunsoo Yoo, Leming Zhou, Steven Forman, Neil Szuminsky, Malcolm R. McNeil. (2017).  “Validity and Reliability of Shortening the Computerized Revised Token Test: Subtest Item Reduction” poster presentation in the 2017 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Snowbird, UT.

Hyun Seung Kim, Susan Shaiman, Malcolm R. McNeil. (2014). “Does learned motor control for lexical stress generalize across different consonantal contexts?” oral presentation in the 2014 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Hyun Seung Kim, Susan Shaiman, Malcolm R. McNeil. (2014). “Will learned supra-segmental GMPs generalize across different segmental GMPs?” poster presentation in the 2014 Motor Speech Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Kristin Hamer, Kevin H. Kim, Kyoung Yuel Lim. (2013). “An evaluation of characteristics for identifying Agrammatic Aphasia,” poster presentation in the 2013 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Kristin Hammer, Kyoung Yuel Lim. (2012). “Relationships among linguistic variables in story retelling: Aphasia and controls,” poster presentation in the American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Kyoung Yuel Lim, Malcolm McNeil, Wiltrud Fassbinder, Michael Dickey, Hyun Seung Kim, Sheila Pratt. (2012). “Stroop Reflects Interference Effects in Fast but not Slow Readers,” poster presentation in the 2012 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Wiltrud Fassbinder, Malcolm R. McNeil, Hyun Seung Kim, Michael Walsh Dickey, Kyoung Yuel Lim, Sheila R. Pratt, Diane Kendall, Rebecca Pompon, Neil Szuminsky. (2012). “Predictors of slowed reading times in persons with aphasia and control participants,” Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Malcolm R. McNeil, Wiltrud Fassbinder, Michael Walsh Dickey, Diane Kendall, Sheila R Pratt, Kyoung Yuel Lim, Hyun Seung Kim, Rebecca Pompon. Neil Szuminshy. (2017). “Sentence-level Stroop Effects in Persons with Aphasia,” Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

McNeil, M., Kim, A., Lim, K., Pratt, S., Wiltrud, Sung, J., Szuminsky, N., Kim, H., Dickey, M., Diane, K., Rebecca, P. (2010).  “Automatic activation, interference and facilitation effects in persons with aphasia and normal adult controls on experimental CRTT-R-Stroop tasks,” Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Isle of Palms, SC.

Kim, Hyun Seung, Kim, Hyang Hee, Park, Eun Sook, and Seo, Sang Kyu. (2008). "Acoustic analysis of Korean stops in Patients with Dysarthria," poster presentation in the 2008 American Speech-language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL, p.155 in Proceedings.

Publications

Hyun Seung Kim, Susan Shaiman, & Malcolm R. McNeil. (2018). Does learned motor control for lexical stress generalize across different consonantal contexts? (in preparation).

Hyun Seung Kim, Malcolm R. McNeil, Karin Ortiz, Kristin Bowers. (2018).  An Evaluation of Linguistic Variables for Identifying Agrammatic Production in People with Aphasia (in preparation).

Hyun Seung Kim, Hyang Hee Kim, Eun Suk Park, & Sang Kyu Seo. (2018). Acoustic analysis of Korean stops in Patients with Dysarthria (in preparation).

Hyun Seung Kim, Hyang Hee Kim. (2006). Acoustic analysis of Korean stops in Patients with Dysarthria, The Proceedings for 20th Anniversary of Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Conference, p. 136-142.