June Levitt, PhD, CCC-SLP
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Program Area: Speech-Language Pathology
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
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.
|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)|
|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|
|2017||QEP-Funded: Hispanic college students: Language differences and quality of life (Daniela Carbajal)|
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)|
|2010-Present||Global Mentor, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (by invitiation)|
|2015-Present||Visiting Lecturer, Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan (by invitiation)|