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November 29
Dr. Lauren Emberson, Princeton University
“How Does Experience Support Perceptual Development? The Role of Prediction.”

October 25
Dr. Adam Buchwald, NYU Steinhardt
"Training Motor Speech Production in Impaired and Unimpaired Speakers"

October 11
Dr. Sunil Puria, Stanford University; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Cochlear Amplification and Otoacoustic Emission Generation within a Finite Element Model of the Mouse Cochlea

September 27 - Rm. 9206
Dr. Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University
What Bilingual Children Teach Us About Language Development?

September 6
Faculty Presentations on Labs


Dissertation Defense

Ms. Iris Fishman
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 p.m., Room 7300
“Lexical Access in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy and Severe Speech and Physical Impairment.”​

Ms. Catherine Castellucio de Diesbach
Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:30p.m., Room 7300
"Capturing the attention of caregivers: variability in infant vocalizations."

Ms. Jungmee Yoon
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
5:00p.m., Room 7102
"Contextual differences in the effect of interference during language switching among Korean-English bilingual speaker."

Ms. Marissa Barrera
Friday, November 15, 2016
2:00p.m., Room 7300
“The Effect of a Single Bout of Physical Exertion on Expressive Language and Word Finding in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.”

Mr. Vikas Grover
Friday, August 26, 2016
11:00a.m., Room 7102
"Perception and Production of /v/ and /w/ in Hindi speakers"

Ms. Laura Sylvia
Thursday, August 4, 2016
1:00p.m., Room 7102
“Lexical Access in Children with Specific Language Impairment and With and Without Deficits in Auditory Processing”

Ms. Eve Higby
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:00p.m., Room 7102
“Native Language Adaptation to Novel Verb Argument Structures by Spanish-English Bilinguals: An Electrophysiological Investigation”

Mr. Sameer Ashaie
Monday, April 18, 2016
1:00p.m., Room 7404
"Modulating the Semantic System: The role of Bilateral Anterior Temporal Lobes in Confrontation Naming- A Combined tDCS and Eye-Tracking Study"

Ms. Avanthi Paplikar
Monday, April 11, 2016
10:00a.m., Room 7404
"Language-mixing in Discourse in Bilingual Individuals with Non-fluent Aphasia"

Ms. Miho Sasaki
Monday, March 7, 2016
6:30 p.m., Room 7102
“Relative Clause Sentence Comprehension by Japanese-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment and Children with Typical Language Development”

Ms. JungMoon Hyun
Friday, February 26, 2016
12:00 p.m., Room 7404
“The Relationship Between language Performance and Regional Gray Matter Volumes: A Longitudinal Study in Cognitively Healthy Elderly”



The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences prepares scholars and researchers with a capacity to develop broad theoretical and conceptual frameworks to strengthen their understanding of the major issues of human communication and its disorders. We offer our students a strong and multifaceted research-based doctoral education where they will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to continue learning and growing throughout their professional lives.

Faculty members from CUNY’s senior colleges and the Graduate Center conduct research on varied aspects of speech, language, and hearing processes and disorders. One common theme across projects and laboratories is bilingualism and cross-linguistic studies across the lifespan in typical and clinical populations.

Since its inception in 1965, the program has achieved a reputation for excellence in doctoral program, and has graduated many individuals who have assumed positions of leadership and have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the processes and disorders of human communication.

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Program Handbook  9/2017

Executive Officer

Klara Marton

Executive Officer, Professor
Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8802

Deputy Executive Officer

Valerie Shafer

Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8805

Assistant Program Officer

Patricia Goodson

Assistant Program Officer
Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8826