Faculty Affiliates

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List of People
NameTitleDepartmentResearch Interests
Gerry AltmannProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Adult language processing, the influence of context on sentence comprehension, event comprehension, the interface between language and vision
Dorit Bar-OnProfessor
Philosophy of language and mind; origins of language; theory of mind; pragmatics/semantics
Eva Bar-ShalomAssociate Research Professor
Language Acquisition, Slavic Linguistics, Bilingualism and Language Attrition
Thomas BontlyAssociate Professor
Philosophy of mind, philosophy of science
Zeljko BoskovicProfessor
Linguistics (Syntax)
Lindsay ButlerAssistant Professor
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Language, Autism, Neuroimaging using functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Andrea CalabreseProfessor
Phonological theory, Historical Linguistics, Romance Linguistics
James ChrobakProfessor and Associate Department Head
Psychological Sciences
Making memories in the mammalian brain; the physiology and function of the hippocampus and interconnected forebrain circuits
Marie CoppolaAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Language emergence, homesign, cognitive development, number cognition, sign language structure, language acquisition
Kimberly CuevasAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: EEG, ECG, Learning, Memory, Executive Functions
Ido DavidescoAssistant Professor
Educational Psychology
School-based EEG research; Attention; Science education
James DixonProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Self-organization in perception, action, and cognition; hermodynamic origins of behavior; complex behavior in non-living dissipative systems; Fractal and multi fractal analysis
Damir DzhafarovAssociate Professor
Mathematical logic, computability theory and reverse mathematics
Inge-Marie EigstiProfessor
Psychological Sciences
human cognition, and how brain development and core neurocognitive processes impact language acquisition
Deborah FeinProfessor Emeritus
Psychological Sciences
Effectiveness of using the M-CHAT-R to screen for ASD and other developmental delays; understanding the factors that contribute to better outcomes for children with ASD.
Holly FitchProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Animal models of neurodevelopment and cognition; Models of neurodevelopmental disruption (genetics, early injury) and developmental disability
Carol FowlerProfessor Emeritus
Psychological Sciences
Ecology of language, speech perception from a direct-realist theoretical perspective; compatible theoretical approach to speech perception
Jon GajewskiAssociate Professor
Adrian Garcia-SierraAssociate Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Speech perception, language development, bilingualism, ERPs
James GreenProfessor Emeritus
Psychological Sciences
Development of prelinguistic communication
Mitchell GreenProfessor
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Pragmatics, Evolution of Communication, Animal Communication
Bernard GrelaAssociate Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
SLI, language disorders, reading disabilities, phonological disorders
Gwen GustafsonProfessor Emeritus
Psychological Sciences
social and communicative behavior, infant development, development of caregiving behavior
Fumiko HoeftWaterbury Campus Director
Psychological Sciences
Brain development, Neuroimaging, Individual differences, Literacy acquisition, Dyslexia
Patrick HoganDistinguished Professor
Emotion, simulation, and narrative; beauty and aesthetic response; social neuroscience, politics, and literature
James KaufmanProfessor
Educational Psychology
Creativity measurement; Creativity and social justice; Creativity and its relationship to other constructs (such as personality, intelligence, and motivation); Creativity theories; and Creativity and Mental Health
Magdalena KaufmannAssociate Professor
Semantics, pragmatics, syntax-semantics interface
Stefan KaufmannAssociate Professor
Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Cognitive Psychology
Ally LadhaAssociate Professor
Literatures, Cultures, & Languages
Philosophy and literature; aesthetics; literary theory; postcolonial studies; poetry (19th and 20th century French, francophone African, American, British, Latin American); Islamic studies (pre-Islamic poetry; Quranic studies; art and aesthetics; Islamic legal and political theory; African Islam); German romanticism
Nicole LandiAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurogenetic Approaches
Edward LargeProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Auditory Neuroscience, Dynamic Systems
Diane Lillo-MartinProfessor and Department Head
Monolingual and Bilingual First Language Acquisition, Structure and Acquisition of American Sign Language
Michael LynchProfessor
Representation, philosophy of mind
Akshay MagguAssistant Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
The effect of short-term (e.g., auditory training) and long-term (e.g., language) auditory experiences on typical and atypical central auditory nervous systems.
James MagnusonProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience of language; computational modeling
Kevin ManningAssociate Professor
Aging, cognition, depression, everyday functional performance (e.g., automobile driving, financial decision-making).
Etan MarkusProfessor and Associate Department Head
Psychological Sciences
Behavioral neuroscience, physiology, learning, memory aging
Kerry MarshProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Motivational influences on persuasion, social cognition, and behaviour
Robert McCartneyProfessor Emeritus
Computer Science and Engineering
Artificial intelligence, robotics, computing education
Ruth MillikanProfessor Emeritus
Philosophy of Mind, philosophy of science
Andrew MoiseffProfessor and Associate Dean
Physiology & Neurobiology
Understanding of the neural mechanisms controlling communication behavior
Jennifer MozeikoAssistant Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Aphasia rehabilitation, discourse deficits following brain injury, mechanisms for recovery in chronic aphasia, functional neuroimaging.
Emily MyersProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Speech perception, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, aphasia
Letitia NaiglesProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Language representation, language acquisition, language in developmental disorders, cross-linguistic comparisons
Alexandra PaxtonAssistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
dynamics of interaction and social behavior; data-rich research methods; naturally occurring datasets and "big data"; ethics of human-derived data
Jeremy PressmanAssociate Professor
Political Science
Foreign policy decision-making, Middle East Studies
Heather ReadProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Behavioral neuroscience of social communication including vocalizations
Jay RuecklProfessor
Psychological Sciences
Reading, word identification, and morphology, Implicit and explicit memory, Connectionist networks and dynamical systems
John SalamoneDistinguished Professor
Psychological Sciences
Neurochemistry and Behavior
Mikhael ShorAssociate Professor
Industrial organization & antitrust, experimental economics, auction theory
Erika SkoeSpeech Language & Hearing Sciences
The influence of enriched or impoverished experiences on linguistic and cognitive function
William SnyderProfessor
Child Language Acquisition, Comparative Grammar, Models of Language Processing
Tammie SpauldingAssociate Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Language development; Specific Language Impairment
Adrian StegovecAssistant Professor
syntax, linguistic typology, linguistic variation, syntax-semantics interface
Ian StevensonAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Computational Neuroscience, Statistical Analysis of Neural Data, Adaptation and Plasticity
Umay SuandaAssistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
Early cognitive, social, and language development, word learning, caregiver-toddler communication.
Whit TaborAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Dynamical systems theory, artificial neural networks, language (structure, processing, change, learning), sentence processing, artificial grammar, recursion, experimental semiotics, theory of computation.
Rachel TheodoreAssociate Professor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Speech perception, spoken language processing, perceptual learning, dyslexia, hearing impairment
Evelyn TribbleProfessor
Shakespeare, performance, memory, and skill.
Eduardo Urios-AparisiAssociate Professor
Literatures, Cultures, & Languages
Cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor theory applied to cinema and art
Harry van der HulstProfessor
Phonological Theory, SL Phonology, Evolution of Language, Phonological Acquisition, Phonetics-Phonology Interface
Manuela WagnerProfessor
Literatures, Cultures, & Languages
Early language development in “normal” and “exceptional” circumstances, second language acquisition, pragmatics, brain development
Dimitris XygalatasAssociate Professor
Ritual, cooperation, and the interaction between cognition and culture
Eiling YeeAssociate Professor
Psychological Sciences
Semantic memory/neural representation of concepts; spoken word recognition