Eric Hunter, Ph.D.

Department Executive Officer
Harriet B. and Harold S. Brady Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Eric Hunter serves as the chairperson/DEO of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa, as well as Harriet B. and Harold S. Brady Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Research focus
For the last 20 years, Dr. Hunter's NIH-supported research has focused on occupational voice use, particularly examining voice disorders in elementary and secondary school teachers. Dr. Hunter’s research interests also include signal processing, biomechanics of speech articulators and biomechanical models of the vocal system, and muscle mechanics and muscle models.

He previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the Director of the Trifecta Initiative for Interdisciplinary Health Research (a joint research initiative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and the College of Communication Arts & Sciences), as well as an MSU Foundation professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

More than any other role, Dr. Hunter loves being a best friend to his incredible wife and a dad (and bad joke teller) to his three amazing children.


Research areas
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Eric Hunter

119 Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States