Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou (Hear my name here) is a full professor and distinguished faculty scholar in the Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She teaches courses in adult neurogenic disorders including aphasia and acquired cognitive disorders and runs language and cognitive rehabilitation research. Her current research and clinical practice focus on patient-centered language and cognitive intervention for people with brain injuries (stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders) and meaningful engagements for people with dementia and their care partners. She promotes cultural and linguistic diversity and cultural humility in the Communication Sciences and Disorders field and the Asian Pacific Islander Speech-Language-Hearing Caucus. She offers professional development training and leads Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now Aphasia Conversational Group on MSU-Mankato Edina Campus. She is the lead instructor of the Global Experiences Program.

  • Contact Info
    • hsinhuei.chiou@mnsu.edu
    • 507-389-5840
    • Clinical Sciences Building 321 (Mail CSB317)


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Minnesota, USA
    • Major: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
    • Minor: Psychology
  • M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo. New York, USA
    • Major: Communication Disorders
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, New York, USA
    • Post Bac: Communication Disorders

  • B.A. Soochow University. Taipei, Taiwan
    • Major: Chinese Literature
    • Minor: English Language and Literature

Academic Experience

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato (USA)
    • Professor (2019 – present)
    • Associate Professor (2015 – 2019)
    • Assistant Professor (2010 – 2015)
    • Adjunct Faculty (2018 – 2010)
  • National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan)
    • Adjunct Associate Professor (2018 – present)

Clinical Experience

  • Aphasia Institute Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia Training (2014)
  • Clinical supervisor (2008 – present)
  • Bilingual speech-language pathologist (2001 – present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders (Finance Committee)
  • Alzheimer’s Congressional Team
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    • 2022 ASHA Equity & Cultural.Linguistic Diversity Topic Committee
    • 2021 ASHA Equity, Inclusion and Influences of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Topic Committee
    • 2020 ASHA Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Topic Committee
    • Diversity Enhancement Community
    • Special Division 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    • Special Division 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
    • Special Division 15: Gerontology
    • Special Division 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Aphasia Access
  • Asian Pacific Islander Speech-Language-Hearing Caucus (Co-president 2019-2024)
  • Mankato/North Mankato Act on Alzheimer’s Action Team
  • Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now
  • Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Vice President of Professional Development 2021 – 2023)
  • Minnesota Taiwanese Women Organization (President 2019 – 2021)

MSU-Mankato Communication Sciences and Disorders Program prepares students for rewarding careers in speech and language pathology, audiology and other human communications. Your big ideas are within reach through world-class educators and facilities here!.
MSU-Mankato Clinical Sciences Building houses Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services and Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders.