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About

I’m originally from snowy Rochester, NY and received my B.S. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester where I worked with Mike Tanenhaus. Read more →

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Research

My research focuses on auditory perception and spoken language comprehension. How are we able to recognize speech accurately, yet we struggle to build computer systems that can do so equally well? How does the ability to understand speech emerge over development, and how malleable is it in adulthood? How do listeners adapt to accents and understand talkers they have never encountered before? How can we improve speech recognition for listeners who use assistive devices like hearing aids and cochlear implants? Read more →

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Teaching

This fall I will be teaching two courses: a Mendel Science Experience (MSE) laboratory course, The Sounds of Human Language, and one of the Psychology undergraduate capstone courses, Contemporary Issues in Psychology. Read more →

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Join the Lab!

Are you a Villanova student looking for research experience in Psychology? Prospective grad student interested in joining the lab? Find out more about our research opportunities.   Read more →