Ph.D. in CSD

Talk to a Ph.D. Student

Our Current Ph.D. Students who have agreed to provide further information on the Program

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Husna Firdose

First Year Student

Advisor: Dr. Ayasakanta Rout

Education:

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru, India, BSc, Speech and Hearing, 2013.
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru, India, MSc, Audiology, 2015

Research Interests:

  • Cognition and hearing loss.
  • Measures to improve hearing aid benefit and satisfaction in different auditory disorders.
  • Amplification outcome measures.
  • Signal processing strategies and impact on speech perception skills.

Other Interests: In my leisure time like to spend time with my lovely kid and enjoy cooking.

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Kiera Berggren

Third year student

Advisor: Dr. Erin Kamarunas

Education:

Undergraduate: Lewis and Clark College, BS, Chemistry
Master’s degree: University of Oregon, MS, Chemistry
2nd Master’s degree: SUNY College at Plattsburgh, MA, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Interests:

  • Dysphagia
  • Dysarthria
  • Neuromuscular diseases (including cognition)
  • Language Development

Other Interests: cycling, paddling, traveling, and volunteering with the symphony. 

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Preeti Pandey

First Year Student

Advisor: Dr. Ayasakanta Rout

Education:

Masters in Audiology (MSc. Audiology), All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, 2016
Bachelors in Speech and Hearing (BSc sp.& hg.), All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, 2014

Research Interests:

  • Speech Perception in Hearing Impaired
  • Improving Signal Processing in Hearing Aids
  • Ecological Assessment of Hearing Aids
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Raghav H Jha

Second Year student

Advisor: Dr. Erin Piker

Education:

Masters in Audiology (MSc. Audiology), All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, 2016
Undergraduate degree: Bachelors in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (B.ASLP), 2014

Research Interests:

  • Vestibular physiology and diagnostics
  • Psychophysics of vestibular system
  • Auditory neurophysiology
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Faith Frost

Advisor: Dr. Emily Zane

Education:

University of Montevallo, B.S. Speech-Language Pathology 2017
University of South Alabama, M.S. CCC-SLP 2019

Research Interests:

  • Autism
  • Pragmatics
  • Language
  • Neurodiversity 

Other Interests: Watching movies and traveling with my husband 

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Kelsey Murray

Second Year PhD Student:

Advisor: Dr. Erin Kamarunas

Education:

2012 University of Mississippi, B.A. English (Minor Social Studies)
2013 University of Mississippi, B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders (Minor English)
2014 University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. Deaf Education concentration in Early Oral Invention
2016 Western Kentucky University, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

Research Interests:

  • Adult Dysphagia
  • Auditory Perception/Processing

Other Interests: Family time with her husband, daughter, and puppy dog, All things Disney, Coffee

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Shiree Conlin Harbick

Fourth Year Student

Advisor: Dr. Rory DePaolis

Education:

Undergraduate degree: James Madison University, B.S. CSD 1996
James Madison University M.S. Speech-Pathology 1997

Research Interests:

  • Early Intervention
  • Preventive Programming for Environmentally at-risk Infants
  • Infant Language Development
  • Clinical Education-Community Partnership Models