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Colloquium Dates Fall 2020 pdf

16 Sept
Talita Fortunato-Tavares
Lehman College

How do Children with Different Communication Disorders Determine the Structure and Meaning of Sentences?​

23 Sept
Jay Verkuilen
CUNY Graduate Center 

Graphical Data Analysis for Reaction Times​

Marie Huffman
SUNY at StonyBrook

Category creep in second language vowel and VOT production.

28 Oct
Jonet Artis

University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill

Infants at elevated likelihood of autism spectrum disorder: Language development patterns and caregiver coaching strategies

18 Nov
Martin Ruck
CUNY Graduate Center 

A Discussion: Making Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Essential Academic Values

02 Dec
Megan Gross
University of Massachusetts- Amherst


Dissertation Defense

Dr. Deepti Wdhera
Thursday, July 16th, 2020
11:30, via ZOOM
Working Memory Training: Cognitive and Linguistic Implications in Adult English Language Learners

Dr. Erin Reilly
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
11:00, via ZOOM
Visual perspective taking in autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Jungna Kim
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
9:00 a.m., Room 7102
The Interplay between Interference Control and L2 Proficiency in L2 Auditory Sentence Comprehension in the Presence of Verbal and Non-Verbal Masks

Dr. Kate Dawson
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
12:00 p.m., Room 7102
Speech Motor Control in Younger and Older Adults: The Effect of Age and Individual Differences on Speech Error Production

Dr. Luca Campanelli​
Monday, December 16, 2019
12:00 p.m., Room 7102
Investigating the Modulatory Effect of Expectations on Memory Retrieval during Sentence Comprehension

Dr. Aviva Lerman
Monday, September 23, 2019
2:00 p.m., Room 7102
Direct and Indirect Treatment Effects in Multilingual People with Aphasia

Dr. Ai Mizoguchi
Friday, January 25, 2019 
9:00 a.m. Room 7102
“Articulation of the Japanese Moraic Nasal: Place of Articulation, Assimilation, and L2 Transfer”

Dr. Micalle Carl
Friday, May 25, 2018
9:00 a.m., Room 7102
Vowel Production in Down Syndrome: An Ultrasound Study

Dr. Joshua Hajicek
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:00 a.m., Room 7300
Individual Differences in Stimulus Frequency Otoacoustic Emission Phase

Dr. 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.”​

Dr. Jet Vonk
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
1:00p.m., Room 6495
“Cognitive and Neurobiological Degeneration of the Mental Lexicon in Primary Progressive Aphasia.”

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

Dr. 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."

Dr. 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.”

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

Dr. 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”

Dr. 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”

Dr. 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"

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

Dr. 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”

Dr. 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”




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Employment Rates of the Alumni of the Ph.D. Program in SLHS.

When asked to write three words that best describe their experience at the Graduate Center, our program’s alumni listed the following words (portrayed as a word cloud below): 

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.

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