Faculty Mentors

Dr. Isabelle Barrière, PhD

  • University Affiliation: Molloy College, Long Island, New York
  • Other Affiliations: Yeled V’Yalda Early Childhood Center & Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Doctoral Program, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Research Specializations: Acquisition of word and sentence-structure in monolingual and bilingual toddlers and preschoolers, emergent literacy, Romance Languages (French, different varieties of Spanish), English (different varieties), Haitian Creole, Russian, Yiddish
  • Website: bio and publications
  • Research Sites: yeled.org/res.asp
  • Barriere Teaching Resources

Dr. Hia Datta, PhD

  • University Affiliation: Molloy College, Long Island
  • Research Specializations:  language processing, brain bases of language and communication in healthy adults and stroke patients, in typical and atypical development (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), and in multilinguals; effects of interventions; Worked on Bengali, Spanish
  • Websites: homepagepublications

Dr. Daniel Kaufman, PhD

  • University Affiliation: CUNY Queens College
  • Other Affiliations: Endangered Language Alliance & Linguistics Doctoral Program, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Research Specializations: Documentation and analyses of endangered and undocumented languages
  • Website: homepage
  • Research site: http://elalliance.org/

Dr. Marisa Nagano, PhD

  • University Affiliation: Long Island University, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Research Specializations: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics, Pronominal Reference,​ Japanese, Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Dr. Jonathan Nissenbaum, PhD

  • University Affiliation: CUNY Brooklyn College
  • Other Affiliation: Linguistics Doctoral Program, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Research Specializations: Interface between sentence structure (syntax) and meaning (semantics) and speakers’ knowledge of sounds (phonology); Cantonese.
  • Website: homepage
  • Research Site: Brooklyn College Linguistics Laboratory

Dr. Valerie Shafer, PhD

  • University Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
  • Other Affiliations: University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Research Specializations: The perception,  representation and processing of sounds and words and their neurological underpinnings
  • Website: homepage
  • Research Site: Research Laboratory

Dr. Martha Tyrone, PhD

Katrien Vermeire, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

  • University Affiliation: Long Island University, Downtown Brooklyn
    Research Specializations: Cochlear implantation, aging hearing, working memory speech understanding

Dr. Gina Youmans, PhD

  • University Affiliation: Long Island University, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Research Specializations: Acquired disorders including in individuals with Aphasia, Parkinson, Alzheimer; Pragmatic impairments
  • Website: homepage

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