Current Lab Members

Director/PI: Melissa (Lisa) Redford, PhD

Research interests: Development of the parameters that control rate, emphasis, and style changes in spoken language; how language and non-language subsystems interact to support the acquisition and production of prosodically-related temporal patterns; inter-relationship between speech and language factors in speech planning and disordered prosody; the relative weightings of factors that contribute to intelligibility and the perception of disordered prosody.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Associate: Jeffrey Kallay, Ph.D.

Research interests: Spontaneous speech production; discourse prosody; acoustic correlates of suprasegmentals; computational techniques for measurement and analysis.

Research Associate: Maya Davis, M.S.

Research interests: Mathematical and computational modeling; problem solving; speech production.

Graduate Student: Jill Potratz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Research interests: Speech intelligibility; fundamental processes in typical and disordered speech-language acquisition; clinicial implications of basic research.


Graduate Student & Lab Manager: Carissa Diantoro, B.A.

Research interests: Prosody; speech production and perception; second language acquisition; bilingualism and multilingualism; applied linguistics.

Undergraduate & Post-bac Research Assistants (2021-2022)

Back row, left-to-right: Julisa Silva Ramirez (Major: CDS/SPED); Hailey Bullard (Major: CDS); Henry Lin (Major: PSY); Jay Taylor (Major: LING/CIS).

Front row, left-to-right: Lily Gilmore (Major: CDS/PSY); Siri Chotechuang (Major: CDS/PSY); Lisa Redford (Director/PI); Mya Lansing (B.A., LING).

Not pictured: Khalid O’Donnell (B.A., LING); Aislinn Williams (Major: CDS).

Former Lab Members

Liza Anderson (UG Research Assistant 2018)
Ira Ashwood (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team 2018-2019)
David Bebee (Testing Team 2013-14; UG Research Assistant 2012-14)
Sarah Burlingame (Testing Team 2009-10)
Ying Chen (PhD, 2014)
Wook Kyung Choe (PhD, 2013; Graduate Research Assistant 2009-13)
Aubrianne Carson (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2016)
Rachel Cicerrella (Testing Teams 2009-10, 2010-11)
Julia Conway (UG Research Assistant + Lab Manager 2014-2016, 2018-2019)
Mallory Dawson (UG Research Assistant, 2014-15)
Zara Foroughifar Harmon (PhD 2019; Graduate Research Assistant 2012-14)
Faire Holliday (Testing Teams 2011-12, 2013-14; Post-bac Research Assistant 2012-14)
Phil Howson (Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2020)
Ogyoung Lee (Graduate Student 2012-2017)
Megan Littlejohn (Testing Team 2010-11)
Erin Maloney (Graduate Research Assistant 2010-12)
Siobhan McCarthy (UG Research Assistant 2017-18, Testing Team 2018)
Melanie McGuire (Testing Team 2013-2014)
Kailea Messenger (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team 2019-2021)
Quinn Mitchell (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team 2018-2019)
Jayme Monroe (Testing Team 2009-11; Post-bac Research Assistant 2010-11)
Mary-Kate Moroney (Testing Team 2013-2014)
Ashton Newton (Testing Team 2018)
Grace Oh (PhD, 2011; Graduate Research Assistant 2009-2011)
Paul Olejarczuk (PhD, 2018; Graduate Research Assistant 2012-14)
Alison Oriba (UG Research Assistant 2017-18, Testing Team 2018)
Ryan Perkins (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-2012)
Nina Rinaldi (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-2012)
Ally Shaw (UG Research Assistant, 2018)
Irina Shport (PhD, 2011; Research Associate 2011-13)
Hema Sirsa (PhD, 2014; Graduate Research Assistant 2009-12)
Joy Steele (Testing Team 2013-2014)
Jessica Stine (Testing Teams 2011-12, 2013-14; UG Research Assistant 2011-2013)
Ilsa Trummer (LTS-MA; Testing Team 2021)