Faculty

Our faculty members are internationally recognized for their research expertise in many areas, including bilingualism and multilingualism, computational linguistics, endangered languages, first language acquisition, historical linguistics, linguistic typology, morphology, neurolinguistics, phonetics and laboratory phonology, phonology, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, sentence processing, sociolinguistics, and syntax.

A number of Linguistics faculty also hold joint appointments in other programs, including Anthropology, Computer Science, Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, Philosophy, Psychology, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

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Computational Linguistics

Elena Filatova

Elena Filatova

Assistant Professor

  • Linguistics

Assistant Professor

  • Computer Science
Rivka Levitan - Assistant Professor -  profile photo

Rebecca (Rivka) Levitan

Assistant Professor

  • Computer Science

Assistant Professor

  • Linguistics

Assistant Professor

  • Data Science
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Sarah Ita Levitan

Assistant Professor

  • Computer Science

Assistant Professor

  • Linguistics
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Michael Mandel

Associate Professor

  • Computer Science

Associate Professor

  • Data Science

Associate Professor

  • Linguistics
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Alla Rozovskaya

Assistant Professor

  • Computer Science

Assistant Professor

  • Data Science

Assistant Professor

  • Linguistics
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William Sakas

Associate Professor

  • Computer Science

Associate Professor

  • Linguistics

Endangered Languages

Miki Makihara - Associate Professor -  profile photo

Miki Makihara

Professor

  • Anthropology

Professor

  • Linguistics

Professor

  • Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures
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Douglas H. Whalen

Distinguished Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Distinguished Professor

  • Linguistics

Distinguished Professor

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Language Acquisition/Bilingualism

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Alberta Gatti

Associate Professor

  • Linguistics

Director

  • Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context
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Loraine K. Obler

Distinguished Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Distinguished Professor

  • Linguistics

Distinguished Professor

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Acting Ombuds Officer

  • Ombuds Office
Valerie Shafer photo faculty

Valerie Shafer

Executive Officer and Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Professor

  • Linguistics

Professor

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
Virginia Valian

Virginia Valian

Distinguished Professor

  • Psychology

Distinguished Professor

  • Linguistics

Distinguished Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Phonology

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Jason Bishop

Associate Professor

  • Linguistics

Associate Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
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Michael Mandel

Associate Professor

  • Computer Science

Associate Professor

  • Data Science

Associate Professor

  • Linguistics
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Douglas H. Whalen

Distinguished Professor

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Distinguished Professor

  • Linguistics

Distinguished Professor

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Sociolinguistics

Cecelia Cutler

Cecelia Cutler

Executive Officer and Professor

  • Linguistics

Professor

  • Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures
Faculty headshot

José Del Valle

Professor

  • Linguistics

Professor

  • Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures

Professor

  • Urban Education
Rivka Levitan - Assistant Professor -  profile photo

Rebecca (Rivka) Levitan

Assistant Professor

  • Computer Science

Assistant Professor

  • Linguistics

Assistant Professor

  • Data Science
Miki Makihara - Associate Professor -  profile photo

Miki Makihara

Professor

  • Anthropology

Professor

  • Linguistics

Professor

  • Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures

Syntax/Semantics

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Christina Tortora

Deputy Executive Officer and Professor, Admission Committee Chair

  • Linguistics

Research associate professor

(Not eligible to serve as primary advisor and/or Committee Chair)

Suzanne Van Der Feest email
Research Associate Professor, Linguistics,
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Adjunct Faculty


(Not eligible to serve as primary advisor and/or Committee Chair)

Susan Fischer (Adjunct) email
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Sign Language, Typology, Morphosyntax, Psycholinguistics

Andrew Rosenberg (Adjunct) email
Google LLC
Area of Interest: Computational Linguistics

Nava Shaked (Adjunct) email
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Area of Interest: Natural Language Processing, AI, Computational Linguistics, Multimodal Human Machine Interaction Systems, Multimodal Architectures and Applications, Speech Processing Systems