Navin Viswanathan, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), will lead a team of Penn State CLS faculty to collaborate in speech science research with faculty members from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T). This collaborative effort is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Joseph Stephens, Professor of Psychology at NC A&T, through the NSF's Build and Broaden Program. This program seeks to promote collaborative research efforts between researchers at minority-serving institutions and researchers at other institutions. This project will significantly strengthen research capacity in speech science at NC A&T, the nation's largest Historically Black University. It will also support increased training and involvement in speech science among students from underrepresented groups at both NC A&T and Penn State.
Other Penn State faculty members affiliated with this endeavor include Ji Min Lee (CSD), Anne Olmstead (CSD), Matthew Carlson (Spanish and Linguistics), Paola "Guili" Dussias (Spanish, Linguistics, and Psychology), Elisabeth Karuza (Psychology), and Janet van Hell (Psychology and Linguistics).
Other NC A&T faculty members affiliated with this endeavor include Cassandra Germain (Psychology), Deana McQuitty (Speech Communication), and Joy Kennedy (Speech Communication).