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Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Ph.D., M.S., M.A., CCC-A/SLP

Department of Communication Disorders

University of Wyoming

Department 3311

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Dr. Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Hidecker All About Communication (AAC) Research Team

Dr. Hidecker's research activities are enhanced by the generous contribution of multiple undergraduate and graduate students. Contact Dr. Hidecker if you are interested in joining the team! No research experience needed - we will train you. Any major welcomed!

 

 


 

Autumn Ostlund

Hi my name is Autumn Ostlund and I am a 1st year graduate student in the Division of Communication Disorders studying Speech Language and Hearing Science. I recieved my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in graphic design and public relations/communications and levelled at UW last year. I joined Dr. Hidecker's research team in the spring of 2017 and am her graduate assistant this year. I am invovled with the Autism Scoping Review project.

 


 

Chelsea Kunitz

Hi my name is Chelsea Kunitz and I am a 1st year graduate student in the Speech and Language Hearing Sciences. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary and moved to Laramie to pursue a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology! I joined Dr. Hidecker's research team in the fall of 2016 and I am currently involved with the ACFS: Autism Scoping Review Project and the CFCS translations.

 

 


 

Niki Regan

Hello! My name is Nicki Regan, and I am a first-year graduate student in the Speech Language Pathology program at the University of Wyoming. I am originally from Columbia, South Carolina; however, I have moved to Laramie in hopes of pursue my interests in Communication Disorders. I will be serving as Dr. Hidecker’s graduate assistant this school year. I have previously worked on a research team, yet this will be my first experience joining Dr. Hidecker’s lab.

 

 

 


 

 

Clarissa Petres

My name is Clarissa Petres and I am a senior in the Speech, Language, and Hearing program here at UW. I am from Rapid City, SD and have been working in Dr. Hidecker's lab since my freshman year. I really enjoy being on the research team and all the oppurtunities it provides. I plan to apply to graduate school next fall in pursuit of my Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology.

 

 


 

Haley Hight

Hi my name is Haley Hight and I am a senior studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. I joined the research team during fall of 2016. Currently I am working on the Mountain West CTRIN Parkinson’s Telehealth project with Dr. Hidecker and Dr. Bush. We are working on administering speech therapy, physical therapy, and medication management to people with Parkinson’s living in rural areas of Wyoming and Nevada via telecommunication.

 

 


 

Hannah Snyder

My name is Hannah Snyder and I am from Arvada, Colorado. I graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. I began doing research with Dr. Hidecker's lab the fall of 2017. My main research projects have been the Autism Scoping Review and Telehealth Scoping Review. I am currently working to be certified as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant through an internship program at the University of Colorado. However, I am passionate about research and I am continuing to work on the lit search regarding telehealth and older adults again this fall

 

 


 

Kirsten Kropkowski

My name is Kirsten Kropkowski and I am a junior in the Division of Communication Disorders. I have been in Dr. Hideckers lab for 3 semesters.  I am currently the undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Hidecker's Lab and I am involved in the Parkinson's Usual Care Project and the Telehealth and Older Adults Project. 

 

 

 


 

Holly Trujillo

My name is Holly Trujillo. I am a junior in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences umdergraduate program. Spring 2018 is my first semester doing research. I currently joined Dr. Hidecker's research team on the scoping review of telehealth in senior citizens.

 

 


 

Josie Cox

Hi, my name is Josie Cox and I am cuurently a junior in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Science program. I joined Dr. Hidecker's research team in the fall of 2017 and I am excited for all the opportunties and exoerience to be gained from it. I am working on a project on determining what constitutes usual care in Parkinson's Patients.

 

 


 

 

Mattie Bartles

My name is Mattie Bartels and I am a junior in the communication disorders program. I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado but love living in Laramie. I am currently working on continuing research with ECHO and how it works for graduate students related to interprofessional practice and their education. I have also worked on the Telehealth literature review.

 

 


 

Lindsey McMillan

Hello my name is Lindsey McMillan and I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm a junior studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. I joined the research team this fall and I'm currently working on the Dr. Hidecker's and Dr. Bush's websites.

 

 


 

Summer Hansen

Hello! My name is Summer Hansen, and I am a senior in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences here at the University of Wyoming. I was born and raised in Laramie, and I love everything about it – especially UW! This is my second semester in Dr. Hidecker’s lab, and I couldn’t be happier to work with such great faculty & students! I am currently working on the lit review for telehealth in older adults. 

 

 


 

Avery Walcher

“My name is Avery Jane Walcher, I am a junior studying Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. I joined the research team in the fall of 2018. I am originally from Littleton, Colorado. I am excited to dive deeper into any research opportunities that present themselves. “

 

 


 

Haley Dollarschell

Hi! My name is Haley Dollerschell and I’m a junior at the University of Wyoming majoring in Communication Disorders and minoring in Disability Studies. I’m from Stoneham, Colorado and love spending my free time with my family and friends, reading, baking, and playing sports. Someday I hope to be a speech-language pathologist in elementary schools.

 

 


 

Jarrin Shelley

Hello my name is Jarrin Shelley and I am from Mesa, Arizona. I am a junior in the speech and hearing sciences and I want to become an audiologist. This is my first year in the lab. I am excited to learn more about research.

 

 


 

Wendy Dietz

My name is Wendy Dietz and I am from Golden, Colorado. I am currently a senior in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences undergraduate program. I joined Dr. Hidecker's research team in the fall of 2018 and I am excited to become more involved in research and its clinical implications!

 


 

Prior Research Assistants


Below is a list of prior students who have worked with Dr. Hidecker on research projects throughout her career. Students are from the University of Wyoming (UW), University of Central Arkansas (UCA), and Michigan State University (MSU).

  1. Graduate Research Assistants: (UW) Katelynne Adams, Allison Long, Trudi Fisher, Wendy Albert, Becki Baldwin,(UCA) Heidi Hawthorn, Holly Delclos, Nikita Galla, Brittany Reed, Maddie Marsh, Audreyanna Mortenson, Amy Curtis Stone, Mary Whitney Zieman, Morgan Poole, Kara Taylor, Megan Scott, Tammy Soileau, (MSU) Stephanie Currier, Ken Chester, Brenda Wickline Chappell, Julie Fisk

  2. Undergraduate Research Assistants: (UW) Payton Crawford, Adele Riley, Ahsley Hopkins, Kaitlin Lafreniere, Kimee Harmon, Brittney Arevalo, Chloe Storaci, Brittney Taylor, Hannah Young, Ali Ray, Lindsey Haines, Dorothy Christensen, Maggie Hudlow, Meghan Spyke, (UCA) BJ Arnold, David Keith, Kara Johnson, Thadeus Allen, Ariel Adams, Meyshana Jones, Amanda Kioski, Clare Koelling, Brittany Reed, Sara Shaw Gibson, Renee Smith, Connie Steele, Adam Wisdom, Megan Bigalke, (MSU) Ken Chester, Stephanie Currier, Kristen Darga, Kelly Gowryluk, Carly Hanna, Brenda Wickline Chappell, Lauren Klee, Lauren Klier, Jenny Koivisto, Lauren Michalsen, Jenny Nybonn, Kailey Park, Sarah Parker, Tiffany Quast, Kristen Raabis, Marliese Sharp, Archie Soelaeman, Katie VanLandschoot, Lauren Werner, Jacqueline Wilson© Copyright 2018. Hidecker Research. All rights reserved.

 

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Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Ph.D., M.S., M.A., CCC-A/SLP

Department of Communication Disorders

University of Wyoming

Department 3311

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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