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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.


Rachel Mayercek
Associate Research Professional, Director of the Infant Child Research Lab Projects
Ingrid McBride
Clinical Professor (FSC)

McBride's research interests include advanced technology hearing aids, hearing assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, humanitarian audiology and diagnostic audiology.

Beate Peter
Asst 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.

Paul Quinn
Lecturer, MY

Quinn served as the program director for American Sign Language in the College of Health Solutions at ASU from 2002 through 2018. He is currently a lecturer.

Aparna Rao
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

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

Corianne Rogalsky
Asst 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.

Laida Restrepo
Assistant Dean & Professor

Restrepo is a professor of speech and hearing science and assistant dean for research in the College of Health Solutions. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.

Kristin Samuelson
Dir (FSC) + Clin Asst Profsr

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.

MariaRita Schatzki
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)