June Levitt, PhD, CCC-SLP

Smiling woman with shoulder-length dark hair

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Program Area: Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Preparation

PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Communication Sciences and Disorders

MS, University of Texas at Dallas, Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

Graduate Certificate, Southern Methodist University, Learning Therapy

BA, Musashino Woman's University, English and American Literature

Profile

June Levitt is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2003, primarily in the areas related to voice and speech production and neurological origins of speech. Her research started with the effects of a variety of feedback methods to speech sound remediation and learning, namely, those of the motor speech disorders and foreign speech sound learning. Dr. Levitt’s current line of research focuses on voice remediation and voice-related quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She regularly presents her research at local, national, and international conferences and workshops.  

Recent Publications (refereed):

Tanaka, Y., Tsuboi, T., Levitt, J.S., Tanaka, M., Tanaka, N., Watanabe, H., & Katsuno, M. (2017). Voice and speech treatment of Parkinson’s disease: Treatment approach toward generalization. Journal of Allied Health Sciences, April 2017: Volume 8, Number 1.

Levitt, J. S., Chitnis, S., & Walker-Batson, D. (2015). The effects of the "SPEAK OUT!®" and "LOUD Crowd®" Voice Programs for Parkinson Disease. International Journal of Health Sciences, 3 (2), 13-19, doi: 10.15640/ijhs.v3n2a3.

Levitt, J. S., Nakakita, M., & Katz, W. F. (2015). Role of phonology in reading: A Stroop effect case report with Japanese scripts. Studies in Literature and Language, 10 (3). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fg7165. [March]

Levitt, J. S. (2014). A Case Study: The Effects of the "SPEAK OUT! ®" Voice Program or Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4 (2), 20-28.

Levitt, J. S. & Katz, W. F. (2010). The effects of EMA-based augmented visual feedback on the English speakers' acquisition of the Japanese flap: A perceptual study. Proceedings of Meetings of Interspeech, 1862-1865.

Katz, W. F., Garst, D. M., & Levitt, J. S. (2008). The role of prosody in a case of foreign accent syndrome (FAS). Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 22 (7), 537-566.

Funding

YearType
2017 Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy mentor ($1,200)
2016 Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy mentor ($1,200)
2015 TWU Research & Sponsored Programs: Small Grant ($750)
2015 TWU Chancellor's Research Fellows FY 2016 ($5,000)
2015 TWU Experiential Faculty Fellow ($1,500)
2014 TWU Chancellor's Research Fellows FY 2015 ($5,000)
2013 TWU Research Enhancement Program (REP) new investigator competition ($7,998)
2012 TWU Research Enhancement Program (REP) continuing faculty competition ($7,985)

Honors/Awards

YearAward
2017 Higher Education Academy Fellow (F-HEA)
2016 Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
2015 Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
2014 Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
2014 TWU College of Health Sciences Teaching Award, TWU College of Health Sciences
2013 Favorite Faculty Award: Fall 2013, Texas Woman's University
2013 Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
2013 Favorite Faculty Award: Spring 2013, Texas Woman's University

Student Collaboration

YearProject
2017 QEP-Funded: Hispanic college students: Language differences and quality of life (Daniela Carbajal)
2017

Touchstone thesis: Bilingual aphasia and its recovery patterns (Ericka Garza)

2016 QEP-Funded and Capstone: Traumatic brain injury and its long-term effects (Sarah J. Cavazos)
2016 QEP-Funded: Improving communication between law enforcement officers and individuals with communication disorders (Catherine Ramirez)
2015 Capstone: Effects of different types of instruction in voice therapy. 1 student. (Angela Bultemeier)
2015 QEP-Funded: Effects of family environment on speech production in adult males. (Brenton Black)
2014 Capstone: Developmental dyslexia. 1 student. (Alisha Sarfani)

International Affiliations

YearPosition
2010-Present Global Mentor, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (by invitiation)
2015-Present Visiting Lecturer, Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan (by invitiation)