New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship Recipients

The New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship supports students enrolled in a research/teaching doctoral program (PhD or equivalent) who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to a teacher-investigator career in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

2018

Awarded $10,000 each

Russell Edealo Banks
Russell Edealo Banks
PhD Candidate
Michigan State University
Area of Study: Effects of Brain Injury on Speech and Voice 
Natalie V. Covington
Natalie V. Covington
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Memory and Learning Profiles in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury 
James Arthur Curtis
James Arthur Curtis
PhD Candidate
Columbia University
Area of Study: Dysphagia; Objective Swallowing Assessment Techniques, and Targeted Treatment
Jessica Elsbeth Gormley
Jessica Elsbeth Gormley
PhD Candidate
Pennsylvania State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies for Children with Complex Communication Needs in Inpatient Settings 
Brittany Nicole Jaekel
Brittany Nicole Jaekel
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland
Area of Study: Improving Speech Understanding Outcomes for Users of Cochlear Implants 
Kelly N. Jahn
Kelly N. Jahn
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: The Peripheral Auditory System and Interventions for Cochlear Implant Listeners
Heather M. Kabakoff
Heather M. Kabakoff
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Speech Sound Disorders and Intervention for Children with Residual Speech Errors 
Brittany N. Krekeler
Brittany N. Krekeler
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Swallowing and Exercise-Based Interventions for Dysphagia 
Charles M. Lenell
Charles M. Lenell
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Voice and Swallowing Disorders in Aging Populations
Gabriela Meade
Gabriela Meade
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
Area of Study: Neuro-Cognition of Language Comprehension; Visual Word Processing and Dyslexia 
Vidisha G. Mohad
Vidisha G. Mohad
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Genetics of Vocal Fold Development 
Cara Sauder
Cara Sauder
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Assessment of Voice and Resonance Disorders
Maureen Shader
Maureen Shader
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland
Area of Study: Auditory Aging and Cochlear Implants 
Kaila L. Stipancic
Kaila L. Stipancic
PhD Candidate
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Area of Study: Motor Control of Speech and Swallowing 
Kacie E. Wittke
Kacie E. Wittke
PhD Candidate
University of Connecticut
Area of Study: Children with Specific Language Impairment and Relationship of Non-Linguistic Deficits
Mary Claire Wofford
Mary Claire Wofford
PhD Candidate
Florida State University
Area of Study: Bilingual Language and Literacy Development 

2017

Awarded $10,000 each

Laura S. Coco
Laura S. Coco
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona
Area of Study: Hearing Health Promotion 
Robert B. Fujiki
Robert B. Fujiki
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Voice and Swallowing 
Jeffrey P. Johnson
Jeffrey P. Johnson
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia; Neurogenic Language Disorders
Emily E. Kimball
Emily E. Kimball
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Voice Physiology and Voice Disorders
Marika R. King
Marika R. King
PhD Candidate
Georgia State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Bilingual Language Development and Disorders
Lauren L. Madhoun
Lauren L. Madhoun
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University
Area of Study: Infant Swallowing; Craniofacial Disorders in Infants
Jena C. McDaniel
Jena C. McDaniel
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Speech and Language Intervention for Children
Shae D. Morgan
Shae D. Morgan
PhD Candidate
University of Utah
Area of Study: Hearing and Speech Perception
Trianna K. Oglivie
Trianna K. Oglivie
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona
Area of Study: Treatment Outcomes for Children with Language and Speech Disorders
Rachel D. Reetzke
Rachel D. Reetzke
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Speech Perception, Perceptual Learning and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Jaclyn R. Schurman
Jaclyn R. Schurman
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland
Area of Study: Speech Intelligibility and Comprehension Performance for Older Adults
Sharon S. Tang
Sharon S. Tang
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Speech and Voice Disorders
Thelma E. Uzonyi
Thelma E. Uzonyi
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Parent-Child Engagement in Language Acquisition
Caitlin J. Vose
Caitlin J. Vose
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Genetics of Speech Sound Disorders

2016

Awarded $10,000 each

Beatriz Barragan
Beatriz Barragan
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Motor Processes Underlying Second Language Comprehension
Milijana Buac
Milijana Buac
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Bilingual Language Development
Laura R. Chapman
Laura R. Chapman
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders
Julie Cohen
Julie Cohen
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland
Area of Study: Impact of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids on Real-World Communication Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund
Claire E. Cordella
Claire E. Cordella
PhD Candidate
Harvard University
Area of Study: Motor Speech Deficits in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Marziye Eshghi
Marziye Eshghi
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Resonance Disorders
Lisa M. Fitton
Lisa M. Fitton
PhD Candidate
Florida State University
Area of Study: Bilingual Early Language and Literacy Development
Zoi Gkalitsiou
Zoi Gkalitsiou
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Fluency; Stuttering in Bilingual Children
Hannah A. Glick
Hannah A. Glick
PhD Candidate
University of Colorado, Boulder
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience; Age-Related Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
David J. Hajjar
David J. Hajjar
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Naomi Hertsberg
Naomi Hertsberg
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
Area of Study: Developmental Stuttering
Hannah M. Julien
Hannah M. Julien
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Social Communication Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cagla Kantarcigil
Cagla Kantarcigil
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Dysphagia Diagnosis and Rehabilitation; Telepractice in Underserved Areas
Kwang Seob Kim
Kwang Seob Kim
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Speech Motor Control; Stuttering
Erin L. Meier
Erin L. Meier
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia and Beneficial Neural Reorganization of Language
Rocio S. Norman
Rocio S. Norman
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive-Communication Disorders
Evan R. Usler
Evan R. Usler
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience; Developmental Stuttering

2015

Awarded $10,000 each

Carmel E. Brookshire
Carmel E. Brookshire
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Acquired Reading Impairment in Individuals with Aphasia
Julie E. Case
Julie E. Case
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Speech Motor Control in Children
Nicole E. Corbin
Nicole E. Corbin
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Pediatric Audiology and Auditory Development
Barbara J. Cunningham
Barbara J. Cunningham
PhD Candidate
McMaster University
Area of Study: Speech-Language Treatment Outcomes for Preschoolers
Meghan M. Davidson
Meghan M. Davidson
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Language, Cognition, and Literacy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mackenzie E. Fama
Mackenzie E. Fama
PhD Candidate
Georgetown University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience, Aphasia, and Language Recovery
Samantha J. Gustafson
Samantha J. Gustafson
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Influence of Hearing Loss and Assistive Technology on Developmental Outcomes in Children
Davis E. Henderson
Davis E. Henderson
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Accurate Dynamic Assessment of Language in Native American Children
Tess K. Koerner
Tess K. Koerner
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience and Speech Perception in Noise
Mara E. Steinberg Lowe
Mara E. Steinberg Lowe
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Language Processing and Production; Fluency Disorders
Mirza Jeannette Lugo-Neris
Mirza Jeannette Lugo-Neris
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Bilingual Language and Cognition
Jennifer P. Lundine
Jennifer P. Lundine
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University
Area of Study: Cognition and Language Following Pediatric Brain Injury
Elizabeth Heller Murray
Elizabeth Heller Murray
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Voice, Resonance, and Potential Sensory Deficits in Individuals with Voice Disorders
Kathryn H. O'Brien
Kathryn H. O'Brien
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Cognitive Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Nancy A. Quick
Nancy A. Quick
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation and Literacy Outcomes
Shannon MacKenzie Sheppard
Shannon MacKenzie Sheppard
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
Area of Study: Sentence Processing in Aphasia
Spencer B. Smith
Spencer B. Smith
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience and Electrophysiology
Elizabeth A. Wieland
Elizabeth A. Wieland
PhD Candidate
Michigan State University
Area of Study: Developmental Stuttering
Jennifer M. Zuk
Jennifer M. Zuk
PhD Candidate
Harvard University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience; Child Speech, Language and Literacy Disorders

2014

Awarded $10,000 each

Andrea Barton-Hulsey
Andrea Barton-Hulsey
PhD Candidate
Georgia State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Reading Development
William J. Bologna
William J. Bologna
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland, College Park
Area of Study: Hearing and Multi-Speaker Speech Perception
Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund
Jessica G. Caron
Jessica G. Caron
PhD Candidate
Pennsylvania State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Application of Mobile Technology Access
Lynda Feenaughty
Lynda Feenaughty
PhD Candidate
University at Buffalo
Area of Study: Motor Speech Disorders and Communication in Individuals with Neurodegenerative Disease
Mianisha Finney
Mianisha Finney
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Specific Language Impairment in Children and the Role of Cognitive Mechanisms
Megan Gross
Megan Gross
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Language Control and Code-Switching in Bilingual Children
Corinne Jones
Corinne Jones
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Sensorimotor Control of Voice and Swallowing in Parkinson Disease
Casey S. Keck
Casey S. Keck
PhD Candidate
University of Cincinnati
Area of Study: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury; Telehealth
Aarthi Madhavan
Aarthi Madhavan
PhD Candidate
University of Florida
Area of Study: Preclinical Dysphagia in Healthy Elderly Adults and Elderly Adults at Risk for Dysphagia
Megann N. McGill
Megann N. McGill
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Fluency Disorders and Phonological Working Memory
Jana Mueller
Jana Mueller
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Area of Study: Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury
Carolyn K. Novaleski
Carolyn K. Novaleski
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Voice Disorders and Biological Examination of Phonotrauma
Austin L. Oder
Austin L. Oder
PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Area of Study: Neuroscience of Early Communication; Infant Brain Development and Oral Motor Control
Jessie N. Patterson
Jessie N. Patterson
PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Area of Study: Vestibular and Balance Science; Post-Concussion Deficits and Assessment
Ileana Ratiu
Ileana Ratiu
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Bilingualism and Traumatic Brain Injury
Melissa C. Sherman
Melissa C. Sherman
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Area of Study: Language Acquisition and Word Learning in Children
Jarrad Van Stan
Jarrad Van Stan
PhD Candidate
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Area of Study: Voice Assessment and Rehabilitation; Ambulatory Monitoring and Biofeedback
Sarah Villard
Sarah Villard
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia Rehabilitation and the Role of Cognitive Processes and Attention

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