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September 7
Faculty Presentations on Labs
September 14 
ADDED - Dr. Zhilong Xie, Foreign Languages College of Jiangxi Normal University in Beijing, P. R. China.
Bilingual Advantage: Different Cognitive Effects for Different Life Language Skills

September 21
Dr. Kara Morgan-Short, University of Illinois at Chicago
Second Language
October 5       
Dr. Jeffrey Laitman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Nature's great experiment: The evolution of the larynx and the origins of speech." 
October 26     
Student Presentations
  Stanley Chen
  Richard Lissemore
November 2   
Dr. Amee Shah
November 9   
December 7                           
Dr. Lisa Connor, BU/Harvard Medical School


Dissertation Defense

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  9/2016