The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders has developed a community of scholars including faculty and students. Our doctoral faculty are clinical experts who lead the creation of new knowledge in their areas through programs of original research. Several faculty research programs seek to develop innovative strategies for evaluating and managing communication disorders. Our faculty have initiated research projects which include interprofessional collaborations with professionals in diverse health care and educational fields. Our faculty also collaborate with a number of departments and centers across campus.

Faculty of the Davies School take pride in creating research opportunities for students and mentoring student research. Undergraduate Students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology or Habilitation of the Deaf can be involved in research through the Honors College or independent study. Graduate students have the opportunity to be involved in research through graduate Theses and through their graduate assistantship experiences. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. in Health Sciences learn to be teacher-scholars with an emphasis in under the mentorship of a COSD faculty member.

Danielle Brimo, Ph.D.

Research and Clinical Focus: Language and Literacy Impairments of School-age Children; Emphasis in expressive and receptive syntax

Teresa Drulia, Ph.D.
Research Lab

Research and Clinical Focus: Dysphagia, Neurological disorders of speech & language, Medical SLP

Emily Lund, Ph.D.

Research and Clinical Focus: Word learning, emergent literacy, and parent training for children with hearing loss

Ahmed Rivera-Campos, Ph.D.
Research Lab

Research and Clinical Focus: Articulation, Speech Science, Bilingual SLP

Jean Rivera-Perez, Ph.D.
Research Lab

Research and Clinical Focus: Multicultural issues, Bilingual SLP

Jennifer Watson, Ph.D.
Research Lab

Stuttering in Spanish and bilingual speakers, Cross-cultural issues

Christopher Watts, Ph.D.
Laryngeal Function Lab

Voice, Dysphagia, Motor Speech