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Speech and Hearing Science Faculty and Research

Research conducted by our faculty addresses fundamental elements of hearing, speech and language centered around three main themes: auditory and language cognitive neuroscience, developmental and educational sciences, and habilitative and rehabilitative sciences. State-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques are used to study speech, language and hearing components of human communication. Our numerous research laboratories provide faculty with opportunities to advance research in their particular areas of focus.

Shelley Gray

Gray leads the Child Language and Literacy Laboratory which focuses on how children learn to talk, read and write.

Julie Liss
Assoc Dean & Professor

Julie Liss is associate dean of academic success in the College of Health Solutions and professor of Speech and Hearing Science. She studies the impact of neurological disease and other on speech, language and cognition.

M_Adelaida Restrepo
Assoc Dean & Professor

Restrepo is a professor of speech and hearing science and associate dean for research. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.

Nancy Scherer

Scherer's research interests include assessment of and early intervention for speech and language development of children with cleft lip and palate and service delivery models for early speech and language intervention.

Tamiko Azuma
Asst Dean & Assoc Profr

Azuma's research focuses on attention, memory and language processing.

Visar Berisha
Assoc Professor

Berisha's research seeks to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception.

Beate Peter
Assoc Professor

Peter studies the genetic etiologies of disorders of spoken and written language. Her work contributes to the foundations for early identification of children at genetic risk and for proactive interventions.

Andrea Pittman
Assoc Professor

Pittman's heads the Pediatric Amplification Laboratory, the amplification needs of both children and adults with hearing loss are examined through traditional and novel paradigms.

Corianne Rogalsky
Assoc Professor

Rogalsky studies the neurobiology of language and cognition, and how they change after a brain injury (e.g. stroke). Methodologies include neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and translational collaborations with clinicians.

Yi Zhou
Assoc Professor

Zhou's research focuses on the neural basis of hearing, in particular, the tasks related to sound localization and sound identification in multi-talker environments.

B. Blair Braden
Asst Professor

B. Blair Braden is the director of the Autism and Brain Aging Laboratory at ASU.

Ayoub Daliri
Asst Professor

Ayoub Daliri's research is focused on understanding neural mechanisms underlying speech production and stuttering.

Xin Luo
Asst Professor

Xin Luo's research focuses on the basic mechanisms of pitch perception in acoustic and electric hearing to develop novel sound processing strategies that can enhance speech and music perception for cochlear implant users.

William Yost
Research Professor (FSC)

Yost studies auditory perception, i.e., hearing in humans with normal and impaired hearing and in animals.

Catherine Bacon
Clinical Professor

Catherine Bacon is a clinical professor of speech-language pathology at the College of Health Solutions.

Jean Brown
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Jean Brown's research interests range from classroom-based preschool communication programming and family-centered early intervention services to multi-cultural concerns and issues.

Maria Dixon
Clinical Professor (FSC)
Dawn Greer
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Greer's research interests include early language and communication development, early intervention strategies and family training/education.

Kelly Ingram
Clinical Professor

Ingram is the program coordinator for the master' degree in communication disorders program at ASU.

Erica Williams
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Erica Williams is a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Solutions.

Kate Helms Tillery
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Aparna Rao
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Rao's linical and research interests are in the characterization and diagnosis of hearing loss.

Myra Schatzki
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Denise Stats-Caldwell
Clinical Associate Professor
Juliet Weinhold
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Weinhold's research interests include late-acquired speech sound disorders, lexical acquisition, orofacial myofunctional disorders and code switching in bilingual children.

Wendy Darling
Clinical Asst Professor
Jennifer Gonzalez
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)
Mollie Harding
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)
Kristin Samuelson
Dir (FSC) + Clin Asst Profsr

Dr. Samuelson is the director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at ASU. She specializes in developing communication solutions for her patients through advanced hearing aid technology and assistive listening devices.

Jake Patten
Lecturer (FSC)

Patten is a cognitive scientist with strong skills in research design, project management and data science.

Kathryn Wexler

Wexler's interests include amplification and hearing assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, pediatric audiology, pediatric amplification, family-centered services and educational audiology.

Michael Dorman
Professor Emeritus

Dorman's group investigates many aspects of speech, voice and music perception by patients fit with cochlear implants and by normal-hearing subjects listening to simulations of cochlear implants.

Professor Emeritus

David Ingram is a professor of speech and hearing science. He directs the Child Language Research Laboratory and conducts research on how young children acquire language across linguistic contexts.

Asst Instructional Professiona