Gary Weismer, Ph.D.

Position title: Emeritus Professor


336 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Gary Weismer, Ph.D.


B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1971
M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1972
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1975

Courses Taught

CD 110 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
CD 318 Speech Pathology II (Voice/Craniofacial/Fluency Disorders)
CD 702 Introduction to Graduate Study
CD 900 Doctoral Seminars

Research Statement

Gary began his academic career in 1975 at Indiana University and came to UW–Madison in 1980 as an Assistant Research Scientist; in 1984 he joined the faculty. Gary’s research interests are in the areas of normal speech production and motor speech disorders. In particular, he is interested in studying motor speech disorders within the framework of theories of normal speech production, and understanding the limits and potential of those theories to explain aspects of speech production in dysarthria and apraxia of speech. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica.

Representative Publications

Weismer, G., Yunusova, Y., & Bunton, K. (in press). Measures to evaluate the effects of DBS on speech production. Journal of Neurolinguistics.

Kim, Y-J., Kent, R.D., & Weismer, G. (2011). An acoustic study of the relationships among neurological disease, dysarthria type, and severity of dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 417-429.

Weismer, G., & Kim, Y-J. (2010). Classification and taxonomy of motor speech disorders: What are the issues? In B. Maassen and P.H.H.M. van Lieshout (eds.), Speech motor control: New developments in basic and applied research (pp. 229-241). Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hixon, T.J., Weismer, G., & Hoit, J.D. (2008). Preclinical speech science: Anatomy physiology acoustics perception. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Weismer, G. (2008). Speech intelligibility. In M.J. Ball, M. Perkins, N. Müller, & S. Howard (Ed.), The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (pp. 568-582). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.

Weismer, G. (Ed.) (2006). Motor speech disorders. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Weismer, G. (2006). Philosophy of research in motor speech disorders. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 20, 315-349.