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Klara Marton, Ph.D. Klara Marton is a neuropsychologist, who has a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in the development and changes of language and cognition that occur across lifetime in different clinical populations and in individuals who speak different languages. Her research focuses on the interactions among various cognitive functions, such as working memory, inhibition and attention control and on additional processes that underlie language comprehension and production..


Graduate Students

Naomi Eichorn is a Level III Ph.D. student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Naomi completed a teaching fellowship at Lehman College and has taught as an adjunct professor at Pace University, William Paterson University and City College. She is also a NYS-licensed, practicing speech pathologist with experience in acute-care medical settings, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and private practice. Her research interests broadly involve cognitive processes underlying speech and language functions with specific areas of interest including development of cognitive flexibility in children with incipient stuttering and interactions between attention and speech fluency in individuals who stutter.

Jungmee Yoon is a Level III Ph. D student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a graduate teaching fellow, teaching Bilingualism and Anatomy & Physiology Courses at Lehman College. Her main area of research interest lies in the study of lexical retrieval in Bilingualism and the cognitive processes underlying bilingual lexical retrieval difficulty. She is generally interested in typical and atypical language/cognitive development in bilingual children and adults and also in how cognitive abilities relate with language processing across the lifespan.

Luca Campanelli is a Ph.D. student in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, after obtaining a M.A. in Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome – Italy. He is interested in statistics, research methods, computational linguistics, and vocal expression of emotion. He currently studies the relationship between Working Memory and language processing in typical and atypical developing children. His interests and hobbies include jazz and classical music, film, poetry, manual works, cooking, travel, hiking, historic motorcycles.

Jessica Scheuer MS, CCC/Speech-Language-Pathology, doctoral student; Research interests: Executive function development, ADHD, and emerging narrative skills.

Veronika Stepanoff

Sarah Ackerman
is a Ph.D. student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at The CUNY Graduate Center. Sarah received her M.S. from Brooklyn College in Speech Language Pathology and is a NY licensed practicing speech pathologist. Sarah completed her CFY in a school for children with learning disabilities and currently practices as an SLP in a  private practice. Her areas of interest are the relationship between language and cognition, executive functions, task-switching, and verbal and visual strategies.

Juan Pablo Benabe Vidal is a Ph.D. student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at the CUNY Graduate Center, after obtaining a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras. His research interest are in the cognitive processes underlying language and language impairment, specifically in bilinguals.



Past Laboratory Members

2013 Deepti Wadhera (research assistant)
2013 Karen Cardenas (research assistant)
2013 Marissa Chapler (research assistant)
2013 Michelle D’Alleva (research assistant)
2012 Nicole Ortiz (research assistant)
2011 Jacquelyn Baker (research assistant)
2010 Joseline Cruz (research assistant)
2009 Julie Leokumovich (research assistant)
2009 Ingrid Puglik (research assistant)
2009 Oksana Savuk (research assistant)