Rochelle Newman appointed as Associate Director at the Maryland Language Science Center
Rochelle Newman, Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has agreed to serve as Associate Director of the Maryland Language Science Center. The Center will appoint several Associate Directors to lend their expertise to the different Center initiatives such as research, collaborative grants, outreach and partnerships, student training, fundraising, and communications. Rochelle is currently Graduate Director for both her home department and for the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, and she is also co-PI on the NSF-IGERT graduate program in language science, and co-director of the Infant and Child Studies Consortium and the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium.
Rochelle’s research focuses on speech perception and language acquisition. More specifically, she is interested in how the brain recognizes words from fluent speech, especially in the context of noise, and how this ability changes with development. As Associate Director with the Maryland Language Science Center her role will include developing the Language Science Fellows student training program, expanding undergraduate involvement in language science, and building the LSC’s engagement with health-related research.