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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.

2016

Awarded $10,000 each

Barragan_2016_NCSDSBeatriz Barragan
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Motor Processes Underlying Second Language Comprehension


Buac_2016_NCSDSMilijana Buac
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Bilingual Language Development


Chapman_2016_NCSDSLaura R. Chapman
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders


Cohen_2016_NCSDSJulie 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


Cordella_2016_NCSDSClaire E. Cordella
PhD Candidate
Harvard University
Area of Study: Motor Speech Deficits in Neurodegenerative Disorders


Eshghi_2016_NCSDSMarziye Eshghi
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Resonance Disorders


Fitton_2016_NCSDSLisa M. Fitton
PhD Candidate
Florida State University
Area of Study: Bilingual Early Language and Literacy Development


Gkalitsiou_2016_NCSDSZoi Gkalitsiou
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Fluency; Stuttering in Bilingual Children


Glick_2016_NCSDSHannah A. Glick
PhD Candidate
University of Colorado, Boulder
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience; Age-Related Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline


Hajjar_2016_NCSDSDavid J. Hajjar
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Hertsberg_2016_NCSDSNaomi Hertsberg
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
Area of Study: Developmental Stuttering


Julien_2016_NCSDSHannah M. Julien
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Social Communication Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders


Kantarcigil_2016_NCSDSCagla Kantarcigil
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Dysphagia Diagnosis and Rehabilitation; Telepractice in Underserved Areas


Kim_2016_NCSDSKwang Seob Kim
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Speech Motor Control; Stuttering


Meier_2016_NCSDSErin L. Meier
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia and Beneficial Neural Reorganization of Language


Norman_2016_NCSDSRocio S. Norman
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive-Communication Disorders


Usler_2016_NCSDSEvan R. Usler
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience; Developmental Stuttering


2015

Awarded $10,000 each

2015-Brookshire-NCSDSCarmel E. Brookshire
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Acquired Reading Impairment in Individuals with Aphasia


2015-Case-NCSDSJulie E. Case
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Speech Motor Control in Children


2015-Corbin-NCSDSNicole E. Corbin
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Pediatric Audiology and Auditory Development


2015-Cunningham-NCSDSBarbara J. Cunningham
PhD Candidate
McMaster University
Area of Study: Speech-Language Treatment Outcomes for Preschoolers


Davidson-2015-NCSDSMeghan M. Davidson
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Language, Cognition, and Literacy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


2015-Fama-NCSDSMackenzie E. Fama
PhD Candidate
Georgetown University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience, Aphasia, and Language Recovery


Gustafson-2015-NCSDSSamantha J. Gustafson
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Influence of Hearing Loss and Assistive Technology on Developmental Outcomes in Children


2015-Henderson-NCSDSDavis E. Henderson
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Accurate Dynamic Assessment of Language in Native American Children


2015-Koerner-NCSDSTess K. Koerner
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience and Speech Perception in Noise


2015-Lowe-NCSDSMara E. Steinberg Lowe
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Language Processing and Production; Fluency Disorders


2015-Lugo-Neris-NCSDSMirza Jeannette Lugo-Neris
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Bilingual Language and Cognition


2015-Lundine-NCSDSJennifer P. Lundine
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University
Area of Study: Cognition and Language Following Pediatric Brain Injury


2015-Murray-NCSDSElizabeth Heller Murray
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Voice, Resonance, and Potential Sensory Deficits in Individuals with Voice Disorders


2015-O'Brien-NCSDSKathryn H. O'Brien
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Cognitive Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury


2015-Quick-NCSDSNancy A. Quick
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation and Literacy Outcomes


2015-Sheppard-NCSDSShannon MacKenzie Sheppard
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
Area of Study: Sentence Processing in Aphasia


2015-Smith-NCSDSSpencer B. Smith
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience and Electrophysiology


2015-Wieland-NDCSDSElizabeth A. Wieland
PhD Candidate
Michigan State University
Area of Study: Developmental Stuttering


2015-Zuk-NCSDSJennifer M. Zuk
PhD Candidate
Harvard University
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience; Child Speech, Language and Literacy Disorders

 

2014

Awarded $10,000 each

2014_BartonHulsey_NCSDSAndrea Barton-Hulsey
PhD Candidate
Georgia State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Reading Development


2014_Bologna_NCSDSWilliam 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


2014_Caron_NCSDSJessica G. Caron
PhD Candidate
Pennsylvania State University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Application of Mobile Technology Access


2014_Feenaughty_NCSDSLynda Feenaughty
PhD Candidate
University at Buffalo
Area of Study: Motor Speech Disorders and Communication in Individuals with Neurodegenerative Disease


2014_Finney_NCSDSMianisha Finney
PhD Candidate
Ohio University
Area of Study: Specific Language Impairment in Children and the Role of Cognitive Mechanisms


2014_Gross_NCSDSMegan Gross
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Language Control and Code-Switching in Bilingual Children


2014_Jones_NCSDSCorinne Jones
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Sensorimotor Control of Voice and Swallowing in Parkinson Disease


2014_Keck_NCSDSCasey S. Keck
PhD Candidate
University of Cincinnati
Area of Study: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury; Telehealth


2014_Madhavan_NCSDSAarthi Madhavan
PhD Candidate
University of Florida
Area of Study: Preclinical Dysphagia in Healthy Elderly Adults and Elderly Adults at Risk for Dysphagia


2014_McGill_NCSDSMegann N. McGill
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Fluency Disorders and Phonological Working Memory


2014_Mueller_NCSDSJana Mueller
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Area of Study: Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury


2014_Novaleski_NCSDSCarolyn K. Novaleski
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Voice Disorders and Biological Examination of Phonotrauma


2014_Oder_NCSDSAustin L. Oder
PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Area of Study: Neuroscience of Early Communication; Infant Brain Development and Oral Motor Control


2014_Patterson_NCSDSJessie N. Patterson
PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Area of Study: Vestibular and Balance Science; Post-Concussion Deficits and Assessment


2014_Ratiu_NCSDSIleana Ratiu
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Bilingualism and Traumatic Brain Injury


2014_Sherman_NCSDSMelissa C. Sherman
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Area of Study: Language Acquisition and Word Learning in Children


2014_VanStan_NCSDSJarrad Van Stan
PhD Candidate
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Area of Study: Voice Assessment and Rehabilitation; Ambulatory Monitoring and Biofeedback


2014_Villard_NCSDSSarah Villard
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia Rehabilitation and the Role of Cognitive Processes and Attention

 

2013

Awarded $10,000 each

2013_Cardon_NCSDSGarrett Cardon
PhD Candidate
University of Colorado, Boulder
Area of Study: Audiology and Cognitive Neuroscience


2013_Earle_NCSDSFrances Sayako Earle
PhD Candidate
University of Connecticut
Area of Study: Perceptual Learning and Emergence of Phonetic Categories


2013_Evans_NCSDSWilliam Evans
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Cognitive Communication Deficits in Aphasia


2013_FalconerHorne_NCSDSCarolyn Falconer-Horne
PhD Candidate
New York University
Area of Study: Neurorehabilitation of Aphasia and Related Motor Speech Disorders


2013_Ferrill_NCSDSMichelle Ferrill
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
Area of Study: Lexical Access and Auditory Language Processing in Aphasia


2013_Focht_NCSDSKendrea Focht
PhD Candidate
Medical University of South Carolina
Area of Study: Age-Related Swallowing Changes Across the Healthy Adult Lifespan


2013_Grant_NCSDSLaura Grant
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Voice and Swallow Function


2013_Gray_Teresa_NCSDSTeresa Gray
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Area of Study: Bilingual Aphasia and Language Access


2013-Greenslade-NCSDSKathryn Greenslade
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Social-Communication Impairments in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


2013_Helou_NCSDSLeah Helou
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh
Area of Study: Voice Biomechanics and Mind-Voice Pathways


2013_Isetti_NCSDSDerek Isetti
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Spasmodic Dysphonia and Psychosocial Consequences of Living with Chronic Voice Disorders


2013_McClannahan_NCSDSKatrina McClannahan
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning Related to Rehabilitation of People with Hearing Loss


2013_Page_NCSDSThomas Page
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Communication Development in Children with Hearing Loss


2013_Schaser_NCSDSAllison Schaser
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Voice and Swallowing: Effects of Age and Exercise-Related Changes


2013_Svec_NCSDSAdam Svec
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota
Area of Study: Speech Perception in Background Noise and Listeners with Hearing Loss


2013_Weiler_NCSDSBrian Weiler
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Child Language Disorders, Grammatical Morphology, and Complex Syntax Development

 

2012

Awarded $10,000 each

2012 Baiduc - NCSDSRachael R. Baiduc
PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Area of Study: Auditory Function and High-Risk Patients


2012 Bartley - NCSDSJanine L.S. Bartley
PhD Candidate
Florida State University
Area of Study: Early Intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorder


2012 Burns - NCSDSMichael I. Burns
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Area of Study: Patient-Provider Communication During Medical Interactions


2012 Coalson - NCSDSGeoffrey A. Coalson
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Language-based Variables on Developmental Stuttering


2012 Garnett - NCSDSEmily O'Dell Garnett
PhD Candidate
University of South Carolina
Area of Study: Fluency Disorders; Neurogenic Communication Disorders


2012 Gladfelter - NCSDSAllison Gladfelter
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Language Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder


2012 Hollister - NCSDSJulia Hollister
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
Area of Study: Fluency and Impacts of Language and Temperament


2012 Jette - NCSDSMarie Jette
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Laryngeal Disease


2012 King - NCSDSSuzanne N. King
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Area of Study: Vocal Fold Scarring


2012 Kirby - NCSDSBenjamin Kirby
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
Area of Study: Cortical Evoked Potentials and Auditory Prostheses


2012 Lund - NCSDSEmily Lund
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Word-learning in Monolingual and Bilingual Children with Hearing Loss


2012 Mamo - NCSDSSara K. Mamo
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Speech Perception and Aging Auditory System


2012 Mozeiko - NCSDSJennifer Mozeiko
PhD Candidate
University of Connecticut
Area of Study: Traumatic Brain Injury; Aphasia


2012 Souto - NCSDSSofia M. Souto
PhD Candidate
Indiana University, Bloomington
Area of Study: Bilingual Language Development and Specific Language Impairment


2012 Utianski - NCSDSRene Lynn Utianski
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Area of Study: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience


2012 Vallila - NCSDSSofia Vallila
PhD Candidate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Study: Aphasia Rehabilitation; Learning and Memory


2012 Ziegler - GSSAaron Ziegler
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh
Area of Study: Voice Science; Vocal Biomechanics


2011

Awarded $10,000 each

2011_AndersonSamira Anderson
PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience


2011_Bartlett_RebeccaRebecca S. Bartlett
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Voice and Swallowing


2011_BramhallNaomi Bramhall
PhD Candidate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Study: Hair Cell Regeneration and Hereditary Hearing Loss


2011_Cabbage_KatyKathryn L. Cabbage
PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Area of Study: Speech Perception and Phonological Processing


2011_ChooAi Leen Choo
PhD Candidate
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Area of Study: Fluency Disorders


2011_DarlingMeghan Darling
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Motor Speech Disorders


2011_Parbery_ClarkAlexandra Parbery-Clark
PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience


2011_SchwarzAmy L. Schwarz
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Area of Study: Language and Early Literacy


2011_ShuneSamantha E. Shune
PhD Candidate
The University of Iowa
Area of Study: Swallowing and Related Disorders


2011_Wisman_WeilLisa Wisman Weil
PhD Candidate
Purdue University
Area of Study: Child Language Development


2010

Awarded $10,000 each

2010NCSDS-JuliaCampbellJulia Campbell
PhD Candidate
University of Colorado at Boulder


2010NCSDS-ElizabethEricksonElizabeth Erickson
PhD Candidate
Purdue University


2010NCSDS-KathleenFaulknerKathleen Faulkner
PhD Candidate
University of Washington


2010NCSDS-GerasimosFergadiotisGerasimos Fergadiotis
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University


2010NCSDS-JenyaIuzziniJenya Iuzzini
PhD Candidate
Indiana University


2010NCSDS-LisaLaGorioLisa LaGorio
PhD Candidate
University of Florida


2010NCSDS-GiangPhamGiang T. Pham
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota


2010NCSDS-MaryBethSchmittMary Beth Schmitt
PhD Candidate
The Ohio State University


2010NCSDS-KrystalWerfelKrystal L. Werfel
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University


2009

Awarded $10,000 each

2009NCSDS-Francois-XavierBrajotFrancois-Xavier Brajot
PhD Candidate
McGill University


2009NCSDS-SkottFreedmanSkott Freedman
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California


2009NCSDS-AndreaHillockAndrea Hillock
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University


2009NCSDS-SkylerJenningsSkyler Jennings
PhD Candidate
Purdue University


2009NCSDS-RaulRojasRaul Rojas
PhD Candidate
Temple University


2009NCSDS-EmilyRusnakEmily Rusnak
PhD Candidate
Bowling Green State University


2009NCSDS-EmilyZimmermanEmily Aileen Zimmerman
PhD Candidate
University of Kansas


2008

Awarded $10,000 each

Sophie Ambrose Sophie Ambrose
PhD Candidate
University of Kansas


Megha Bahl Megha Bahl
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona


Angela Yarnell Bonino Angela Yarnell Bonino
PhD candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Deanna Britton Deanna Britton
PhD Candidate
University of Washington


Jamie L. Desjardins Jamie L. Desjardins
PhD Candidate
Syracuse University


Kerry Danahy Ebert Kerry Danahy Ebert
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Aaron M. Johnson Aaron M. Johnson
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Karen Le Karen Le
PhD Candidate
University of Connecticut


Jimin Lee Jimin Lee
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Megan K. McPherson Megan K. McPherson
PhD Candidate
Purdue University


Kimberly M. Meigh Kimberly M. Meigh
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh


Brandi L. Newkirk Brandi L. Newkirk
PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University


Gayla L. Poling Gayla L. Poling
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University


Meredith A. Poore Meredith A. Poore
PhD Candidate
University of Kansas


Amy D. Rodriquez Amy D. Rodriquez
PhD Candidate
University of Florida


Vicki M. Samelson Vicki M. Samelson
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa


April Gibbs Scott April Gibbs Scott
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh


Elizabeth Spencer Elizabeth Spencer
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University


Michelle S. Troche Michelle S. Troche
PhD Candidate
University of Florida


Yihe Zu Yihe Zu
Phd Candidate
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2007

Awarded $10,000 each

Suzanne Adlof Suzanne Adlof
PhD Candidate
University of Kansas


Curtis J. Billings Curtis J. Billings
PhD Candidate
University of Washington


Bharath Chandrasekaran Bharath Chandrasekaran
PhD Candidate
Purdue University


Robin Samlan Robin Samlan
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona


Gabriela Simon-Cereijido Gabriela Simon-Cereijido
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego


2006

Awarded $10,000 each

Lauren Calandruccio Lauren Calandruccio
PhD Candidate
Syracuse University


Helen Cullington Helen Cullington
PhD Candidate
University of California, Irvine


Harrison N. Jones Harrison N. Jones
PhD Candidate
University of Florida


Yunjung Kim Yunjung Kim
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Elizabeth C. Walker Elizabeth C. Walker
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa


2005

Awarded $10,000 each

Katrina B. Agung Katrina B. Agung
PhD candidate
University of Texas at Dallas


Adriane DeMarco Baylis Adriane DeMarco Baylis
PhD candidate
University of Minnesota


Jami F. Mayer Jami F. Mayer
PhD candidate
Indiana University


Lizbeth H. Finestack Lizbeth H. Finestack
PhD candidate
The University of Kansas


Jason Tait Sanchez Jason Tait Sanchez
PhD candidate
Kent State University,
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine


Jennell C. Vick Jennell C. Vick
PhD candidate
University of Washington


2004

Awarded $10,000 each

Lendra Friesen Lendra Friesen
PhD candidate
University of Washington


Michael Hammer Michael J. Hammer
PhD candidate
University of Kansas


William D. Hula William D. Hula
PhD candidate
University of Pittsburgh


Diane Ogiela Diane Ogiela
PhD candidate
Michigan State University


Louise Stanczak Louise Stanczak
ScD candidate
Boston University


2003

Awarded $10,000 Each

Shannon Austerman Shannon Austermann
PhD candidate
San Diego State University and University of California-San Diego


Cathy Binger Cathy Binger
PhD candidate
Pennsylvania State University


Gayle DeDe Gayle DeDe
ScD candidate
Boston University


Melanie Gregan Melanie Gregan
PhD candidate
University of Minnesota


Esther Kim Esther S. Kim
PhD candidate
University of Arizona


Nathan Welham Nathan V. Welham
PhD candidate
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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