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Faculty Research

Mary Emm

Current projects:

  • Feedback in Supervision

Irena Vincent

Current projects:

  • Semantic Encoding in Adults Who Stutter
  • Phonological Encoding in Adults Who Stutter
  • Phonetics Workbook
  • A Multisensory Approach to Teaching and Learning Speech Anatomy

Brent T. Wilson

Current projects:

  • Conversational function of “yeah” in interactions with Alzheimer’s
  • Discourse cohesion and coherence in relation to Alzheimer’s
  • Discourse markers and Alzheimer’s
  • Impact of familiarity in relation to conversational strategies with Alzheimer’s
  • Sex differences in language with Alzheimer’s
  • Linguistic aspects of individuals with concussions

Future projects:

  • Investigation of staff burnout in nursing homes
  • Writing workbook

Deborah A. Wilson

Current projects:

  • Explicit Teaching of Narrative Structure in Preschool Children
  • Feedback in Supervision

Call for Participants

*Study on Stuttering: Participants Needed

Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, SUNY Cortland, is looking for adults who stutter, ranging in age from 18 to 70 years, to participate in a research study on stuttering. Individuals whose native language is American English will be included, regardless of their gender and ethnicity.

The study takes place at the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, Professional Studies Building, and it lasts approximately 2 hours. During this time, you will fill out a participant questionnaire, the severity of your stuttering will be assessed, and you will complete 3 experimental tasks, which involve viewing various pictures and pushing a button in response to the pictures.

Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria and complete the study will receive compensation for their time and participation.

If you are interested in participating in this study, or if you have any questions related to the study, please contact Dr. Irena Vincent at or (607) 753-2536.

*This study has been approved by SUNY Cortland Institutional Review Board (Expiration date: 4/26/2012)