Richard G. Schwartz., Ph.D, Director
Dr. Schwartz is a Presidential Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The Graduate School and the University Center of the City University of New York. He attended McGill University, received his M.S. in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Speech Pathology and Developmental Psychology from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) in 1978. He is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. Dr. Schwartz has also held academic appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University, Tel Aviv University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently the Director of Research for the Ear Institute: Hearing and Learning Center/Cochlear Implant Center at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has published widely on speech and language disorders in children in peer-reviewed scientific journals, contributed numerous chapters in academic textbooks and monographs, and has served as the editor of the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research . He is the editor of the Handbook of Child Language Disorders published by Psychology Press. Dr. Schwartz’s research has been supported by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health since 1979. He has served as the chair/organizer of numerous national and international conferences. His current research interests include speech and language processing in children with Specific Language Impairment, children with Cochlear Implants, and children with Autism as well as the neurobiology of childhood language impairments.