Laura Chapman, CCC-SLP


Ph.D. 2018, Speech-Language Science, Ohio University
M.A. 2011, Speech-Language Pathology, Ohio University
B.A., 2009, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University
B.A., 2009, Music, Michigan State University
Using pupillometry to index cognitive effort in sentence processing in people with and without aphasia


ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
OH license, Speech-Language Pathology


Adult neurogenic communication disorders
Cognitive-linguistic communication disorders
Aging and communication


CSD 2259 – Communication Disorders
CSD 4850 – Adult Language Disorders
CSD 5850 – Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders


Dr. Laura Chapman joined the faculty at Appalachian in 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to coming to Appalachian, she obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Athens, OH. Studying under her mentor, Dr. Brooke Hallowell, Dr. Chapman’s academic and research career has focused on adult neurogenic communication disorders, particularly aphasia and aging and communication. Dr. Chapman utilizes eyetracking and pupillometry to study cognitive effort, attention, and working memory in individuals with and without aphasia. She has published her research in leading journals in the field, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Chapman enjoys eating, cooking, and outdoor activities with her husband and two young boys.

Recent Publications

Horner, J., Modayil, M., Chapman, L. R., & Dinh, A. (2016) Consent, refusal, and waivers in patient-centered dysphagia care: Using law, ethics, and evidence to guide clinical practice. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25(4), 453-469. doi: 10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0041.

Chapman, L. R., & Hallowell, B. (2015). A novel pupillometric method for indexing word difficulty in individuals with and without aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(5), 1508-1520. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0287

Chapman, L. R.
, & Lee, C. (2015). Spoken word recognition in aphasia. OSHLA E-Hearsay, 5(1), 110-116

Chapman, L. R.,
Hassan, F. H., Modayil, M., Oommen, E., Park, T., & Horner, J. Responsible conduct of research: For students, by students. Contemporary issues in communication sciences and disorders, 40(Spring, 2013), 15-30.

Title: Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology
Department: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8313

Fax: (828) 262-3153

Office address
Levine Hall, Room 490