||Pélagie M. Beeson, Ph.D.
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Department of Neurology
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Building [map]
520 621-9879 (office)
Pélagie (Pagie) Beeson is Professor of Speech, Language, and
Hearing Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of
Neurology. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the
University of Kansas, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona . Her
research interests include the study of the language and cognition in
healthy adults and those with acquired neurogenic communication
disorders. In particular, Dr. Beeson studies the cognitive
processes and neural substrates that support spoken and written
language, and the nature and treatment of language impairments
associated with stroke and progressive neurological disease. Dr.
Beeson's behavioral research is complemented neuroimaging studies that
examine lesion location and brain activation during language tasks using
functional magnetic resonance imaging. In addition to classroom
teaching, Dr. Beeson works with students in the context of independent
studies, directing master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
Dr. Beeson is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association, and former chair of the ASHA Special Interest Division 2:
Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. She has
also served on the governing board of the Academy for Neurological
Communication Disorders and Sciences, and is an active member of the
International Neuropsychological Society.