SLHS professor Ben Munson poses in his office

A Solid Phonology Foundation for Adolescents is Critical

“I like working with people who have the most to gain and the most to lose,” Munson says. Munson is in the midst of finishing a large longitudinal study of the relationships between phonology and children who are still acquiring basic language skills. By using a number of behavioral measures, such as eye-tracking to measure speech perception and nonword repetition, he hopes to better understand how speech production and speech perception grow throughout the years and help with word learning.
Portrait: Tessa Loeffler

A Personal Approach to Psychology

Tessa Loeffler is an undergraduate psychology peer advisor and office assistant. “The most influential thing I have learned from these roles is the overwhelming number of careers and diverse paths that are possible with a major in psychology. I love talking with students who come into the office and hearing their extremely different perspectives on psychology and how they are going to apply those perspectives to their future careers.”
Portrait: Joel Torgeson

Dancing in the Desert

Last summer, Joel Torgeson attended Koobi Fora Field School in East Turkana, Kenya. His research opportunities abroad have helped him picture how human ancestors moved across the landscape and given him the skills and tools needed to continue studying anthropology upon graduation.