Graduate Students - PhD

Current Students 

Name Specialties
Liz Ancel  
Min-Kyoung Choi Speech perception of bilinguals (especially, late bilinguals as second language learners): endogenic and exogenic factors that affect the speech perception in second language learners; Lexical process in second language learners
Steven Gianakas Speech and language processing in listeners with hearing loss
Chieh Kao Developmental speech and emotional prosody perception in infancy and the corresponding neural mechanisms; Audiovisual speech perception and it's neural correlates in second language learners
Alix Klang Sensory aids; Speech perception and recognition
Kirstin Kuchler Child language assessment and intervention: focusing on bilingualism, developing culturally appropriate assessments
Xiaofan Lei Stuttering; Psycholinguistics; Working memory
Kristi Oeding Hearing loss: psychoacoustics, hearing aids, personal sound amplification systems, aging, optimizing amplification for speech recognition in noise
Bobbi Rohwer Pre-linguistic communication; Early syntax development in complex communicators with ASD; Social determinants of health and its effects on SLP and ASD-related services
Michael Smith  
Matthew Waggenspack Processing strategies used in sensory aids for the treatment of hearing loss; Identification of risk factors for the development of hearing and balance disorders
Harley Wheeler  
Eugene Wong  

Recent Graduates

Name Dissertation Title
Katie Bangert A comparison of respiratory sinus arrhythmia in children with autism or typical development across communicative and cognitive contexts
Shriya Basu Influence of cognitive variables on sentence production in school-age children who stutter
Coral Dirks Using binaural beat sensitivity to describe mechanisms that may enhance binaural interactions in single-sided-deafness cochlear-implant patients
Heekyung Han The effects of fundamental frequency (F0) contours on the intelligibility benefit of clear speech in native English and native Korean talkers  
Timothy Huang Comparing comprehension of indirect answers by children with autism spectrum disorder to children with typical development 
Trevor Perry Self-adjustment of hearing aid amplification: Listener preferences and speech recognition performance
Jocelyn Yu Improving the precision and application of speech diagnostic tests
Luodi Yu Thesis: An electrophysiological investigation of linguistic pitch processing in tonal-language-speaking children with autism