Hyun Seung (Linda) Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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"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."

Spes Unica 352 | 574-284-5261 | lkim@saintmarys.edu

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.


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

SLP 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