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Phone: 765-494-3816


Lyles Porter Hall, Room 2114
715 Clinic Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

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Dawn Wetzel

Clinical Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Adjunct Faculty Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Swallowing/Dysphagia
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathology
  • Interprofessional Education/Collaboration
  • Advocacy/Public Policy

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity


Dawn Wetzel is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences and Adjunct Faculty, in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, IU School of Medicine – West Lafayette. She has more than 30 years of clinical experience with primary expertise in the area of dysphagia diagnosis and treatment. She provides clinical education in an acute care hospital and teaches the Medical Speech-Language Pathology course.

Ms. Wetzel is the faculty advisor for the Purdue University SLHS Student Advocacy Council and serves the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) as Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) service has included membership in the ASHA Leadership Developmental Program, ASHA Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Advisory Council, member of Convention Interprofessional Education and Practice Committee, and reviewer for the ASHA Leadership Development Program – Healthcare.


  • MAT, 1987, Indiana University

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Safe Zone Training I and II

Current Courses

  • SLHS 53300 - Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Clinical Faculty in Speech-Language Pathology MD Steer Clinics), Purdue University - April 2021
  • Outstanding Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Faculty, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University - May 2020
  • Honors of the Association, Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association - April 2019
  • Richard T. Miyamoto Fellowship Award, Indiana Lions Speech & Hearing - April 2017