RSD welcomes new faculty
It’s an exciting time for the Rehabilitation Science Program as we welcome six new faculty to the curriculum. Each faculty member will supervise and teach Ph.D. students or coordinate courses within the program.
- Lori Altmann, D., associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Dr. Altmann earned her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California. She has a long-standing interest in the interaction between cognitive ability and language use, with a focus on how disorders of executive function and working memory affect language production and comprehension.
- Kenneth Logan Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Dr. Logan earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and his research has examined issues related to the effects of linguistic factors on speech fluency, approaches to assessing stuttering-related behaviors, and factors that affect listeners’ attitudes toward and perceptions of people who stutter.
- Federico Pozzi, P.T., MA, D., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy: Dr. Pozzi earned his Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science at the University of Delaware. His work focuses on the biomechanical and functional outcomes of patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper and lower extremities.
- Sterling Sheffield, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Dr. Sheffield earned his Ph.D. in Audiology at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on improving clinical and research tools to measure the benefits of cochlear implants and hearing aids as well as the effects of hearing loss.
- Susan Nittrouer, Ph.D., professor and chair for the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Dr. Nittouer earned her Ph.D. at City University of New York in Speech and Hearing Science. Her research focuses largely on questions regarding how children learn to recover language structure from the acoustic speech signal, a difficult task given the complexity of speech.
- Yonghee Oh, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Dr. Oh obtained his Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the Ohio State University. His work focuses on psychophysics and computational approaches to model sensory information processing. Current studies focus on modeling binaural auditory processing and audiovisual multisensory integration.