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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.


Catherine Bacon
Clinical Professor

Catherine Bacon is a clinical professor of speech-language pathology in Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions.

B. Blair Braden
Asst Professor

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

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.

Hannah Cheloha
Lecturer, ASL

Cheloha's work focuses on online curriculum development and teaching of American Sign Language and related topics.

Wendy Darling
Clinical Asst Professor
Maria Dixon
Clinical Professor (FSC)
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.

Shelley Gray

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

Dawn Greer
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

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

Mollie Harding
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)