Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, Chair

Address: CSB 318
Phone: 507-389-5840
Email: hsinhuei.chiou@mnsu.edu

Name: H. Sheen Chiou, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Position: Department Chair, Professor


  • PH.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007
  • M.A. in Communication Disorders, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001
  • B.A. Soochow University, 1997

Dr. Chiou’s Faculty Website: http://faculty.mnsu.edu/sheenchiou/

Teaching: Dr. Chiou’s teaching goals are to strengthen our students’ knowledge on evidence-based practice in neurogenic communication disorders and directly apply the knowledge into clinical service delivery with high professional expectations.

Current Courses:

  • CDIS290 Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • CDIS410 Neurological Bases of Speech
  • CDIS445 Grand Rounds Foundation
  • CDIS446 Grand Rounds Presentations
  • CDIS491 Independent Study: Undergraduate Research on Brain Injury
  • CDIS619 Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders
  • CDIS689 Cultural Responsiveness: Global Experiences 
  • CDIS694 Alternated Plan Paper (Brain Injury Research)
  • CDIS695 Clinical Practicum (Clinical Supervision at Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now Aphasia Conversation Group on MSU-Mankato Edina Campus)
  • CDIS699 Thesis (Brain Injury Research)

Areas of Interest: Dr. Chiou's Brain Injury Research Lab is focused on effective language and cognitive intervention for individuals with brain injury (stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders) and meaningful engagements for people with dementia and their care partners. Dr. Chiou is co-president of Asian Pacific Islander Speech-Language-Hearing Caucus, founded Global Experiences Program, and co-founded Garden EngAGEment, a dementia-friendly program via interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Chiou leads Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now Aphasia Conversational Group on MSU-Mankato Edina Campus.

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