Headshot of faculty member Dr. Seth Tichenor

Seth Tichenor

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology

411 Fisher Hall


Ph.D., in Communication Science and Disorders, Michigan State University
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Pittsburgh
A.B., Classical Civilization, Wabash College

Dr. Seth E. Tichenor, PhD., CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at Duquesne University. His research interests include better understanding and predicting individual differences in the experience of stuttering (stammering), understanding how adverse impact related to the condition develops, and determining how moments of stuttering occur in speech. He investigates the role cognitive-affective processes have on speech production and language formulation processes in stuttering and non-clinical populations. He also practices clinically and is actively involved in clinical education regarding stuttering assessment and treatment.


Assaneo, M.F.; Ripolles, P.; Tichenor, S.E.; Yaruss, J.S.; Jackson, E.S. (2022). The relationship between auditory-motor integration, interoceptive awareness, and stuttering severity. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 12, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2022.869571.

Tichenor, S.E.; Walsh, B.; Gerwin, K.L.; Tian, F. (2022). Consistency of Children’s Hemodynamic Responses during Spontaneous Speech. Neurophotonics. 9(1), 015003. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.9.1.015003.

Tichenor, S.E.; Herring, C.; Yaruss, J.S. (2022). Understanding the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering Can Improve Stuttering Therapy. Topics in Language Disorders. 42(1), 57-75. https://doi.org/10.1097/TLD.0000000000000272

Tichenor, S.E.; Constantino, C.; Yaruss, J.S. (2022). A Point of View about Fluency. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 65(2), 645-652. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00342

Gerwin, K.L.; Walsh, B.; Tichenor, S.E. (2022). Nonword Repetition Performance Differentiates Children Who Stutter with Concomitant Speech Sound and Developmental Language Disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 65(1), 96-108. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00334

Tichenor, S.E.; Johnson, C. A.; Yaruss, J.S. (2021). A Preliminary Investigation of ADHD Characteristics in Adults Who Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 64(3), 839-853. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00237

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Variability of Stuttering: Behavior and Impact. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 30(1), 75-88. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00112

Walsh, B.; Bostian, A; Tichenor, S.E.; Brown, B; Weber, C (2020) Disfluency Characteristics of 4 and 5-Year Old Children Who Stutter and Their Relationship to Stuttering Persistence and Recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 63(8), 255-2566. doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00395

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Recovery and Relapse: Perspectives from Adults Who Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 63(7), 2162-2176. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00010

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Repetitive Negative Thinking, Temperament, and Adverse Impact in Adults Who Stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 29(1), 201-215. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00077

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J.S. (2019). Stuttering Defined by People Who Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 66(12), 4356-4369. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00137

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J.S. (2019). Group Experiences and Individual Differences in Stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Research. 62(12), 4335-4350. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00138

Tichenor, S.E. & Yaruss, J. S. (2018). A Phenomenological Analysis of the Experience of Stuttering. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3S), 1180-1194. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-ODC11-17-0192

Tichenor, S.E.; Leslie, P.; Shaiman, S.; & Yaruss, J.S. (2017). Speaker and Observer Perceptions of Physical Tension During Stuttering. Folia Phonatricia et Logopaedia, 69(4), 180-189. https://doi.org/10.1159/000486032

Lee, J.; Kikani, K.B.; Leslie, P.; Quesal, R.W.; Tichenor, S.E.; Herring, C; Rachamjinder, S; McNeil, M.R.; & Yaruss, J.S. (2017). Update on didactic and clinical education in fluency disorders: 2013-2014. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 26 (1), 124-137. https://doi.org/10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0154


Tracking the development of adverse impact related to stuttering in children and quantifying its influence on speech neurophysiology.

R01 Diversity Supplement - $117,020.00
(Parent Grant R01 DC013402, NIH NIDCD, PI: Bridget Walsh).
Role: Principle-Investigator (Funded)

Dissertation Completion Scholarship

Michigan State University. Awarded winter 2019/2020 - $7,000.00
Role: Principle-Investigator (Funded)

ABD Graduate School Funding Award

Michigan State University. Awarded in Fall 2019 - $5,500.00
Role: Principle-Investigator (Funded)

PhD Student Scholarship

Council of Academic Programs in CSD. Applied in 2018 - $20,000.00
Role: Principle-Investigator (Unfunded)

National Stuttering Association Research Award

National Stuttering Association. Applied in 2018 - $2,500.00
Role: Principle-Investigator (Unfunded)