Current Lab Members

Left-to-right, Front: Sofia James, Nadia Clement, Carissa Diantoro, Lukas Klotz. | Left-to-right, Yellow Couch: Sarah Shellow, Brenna Gupta, Dakota Whisler. | Left-to-right, Middle: Siri Chotechuang, Bess Frerichs, Ella MacIsaac. | Left-to-right, Back: Jay Taylor, Matan Goldman, Lisa Redford.

Individual 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 articulatory timing and prosodically-related temporal patterns; inter-relationship between speech and language factors in speech planning and disordered prosody; the relative weighting of factors that contribute to intelligibility and the perception of disorder.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Student: Siri Chotechuang, CDS MSc Program

Research interests: Speech breathing; language development; developmental and acquired language disorder; alternative communication modalities.

Graduate Student: Nadia Clement, LING PhD Program

Research interests: Language production; speech breathing; language development; physiology & language interface; psycholinguistics of phonology.

Graduate Student: Carissa Diantoro, LING PhD Program

Research interests: Acoustic phonetics; speech perception and production; second language acquisition; bilingualism and multilingualism.

Graduate Student: Dakota Whisler, LING PhD Program

Research interests: Atypical language acquisition; bilingualism and multilingualism; second language acquisition; teaching and intervention.

Lab Manager: Bess Frerichs, Clark Honors College

Research interests: Fluency; child language acquisition; psycholinguistics; corpus linguistics.

Undergraduate Research Assistants (2023-2024)

Bess Frerichs (Major/Minor: LING/CS & French)
Matan Goldman (Majors: LING/Chinese)
Brenna Gupta (Major: CDS)
Sofia James (Majors: LING/CDS)
Lukas Klotz (Major/Minor: LING/CS)
Ella MacIsaac (Major/Minor: CDS/Disability Studies)
Sarah Shellow (Majors: LING/PSY)
Jay Taylor (Major/Minor: LING/CS)

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)
Ella Bruckner (UR Research Assistant + Testing Team, 2022-2023)
Hailey Bullard (UG Research Assistant 2021-22)
Sarah Burlingame (Testing Team 2009-10)
Ying Chen (PhD, 2014; currently Assoc. Prof. at Nanjing University, China)
Wook Kyung Choe (PhD, 2013; currently Asst. Prof. Dong-A University, S. Korea)
Aubrianne Carson (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2016)
Rachel Cicerrella (Testing Teams 2009-10, 2010-11)
Nicole Coronado (UR Research Assistant + Testing Team, 2022-2023)
Julia Conway (UG Research Assistant + Lab Manager 2014-2016, 2018-2019)
Mallory Dawson (UG Research Assistant, 2014-15)
Maya Davis (MSc in Math, 2018; Research Assistant 2018-23)
Lily Gilmore (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team, 2021-22)
Zara Foroughifar Harmon (PhD 2019; currently NIH postdoc fellow at UMIACS)
Faire Holliday (Testing Teams 2011-12, 2013-14; Post-bac Research Assistant 2012-14)
Phil Howson (Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2020; currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at ZAS, Germany)
Jeff Kallay (PhD, 2020; Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2020-22)
Mya Lansing (Postbac Research Assistant + Testing Team 2021-22)
Ogyoung Lee (Graduate Student 2012-2017)
Henry Lin (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team 2020-22)
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)
Khalid O’Donnell (Postbac Research Assistant 2021-22)
Grace Oh (PhD, 2011; currently Assoc. Prof. at Konkuk U, S. Korea)
Paul Olejarczuk (PhD, 2018; currently Asst. Prof. at CSU, Chico, CA)
Alison Oriba (UG Research Assistant 2017-18, Testing Team 2018)
Ryan Perkins (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-2012)
Jill Potratz (PhD, 2022; currently Asst. Prof. at Augustana College, IL)
Nina Rinaldi (Testing Teams 2010-11, 2011-2012)
Ally Shaw (UG Research Assistant, 2018)
Irina Shport (PhD, 2011; Research Associate 2011-13; currently Assoc. Prof. at LSU, LA)
Julisa Silva Ramirez (UG Research Assistant + Testing Team 2021-22)
Hema Sirsa (PhD, 2014; Graduate Research Assistant 2009-12; currently Senior Multimodal Data Scientist at Amazon)
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)
Aislinn Williams (UG Research Assistant 2021)