Who am I?
I am a Cognitive Scientist that found a home with Speech Pathology & Audiology. As an Associate Professor since 2014 at Kent State University, I hold a joint faculty position in Speech Pathology & Audiology and Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology. My expertise lies in cognitive psychology/science, using methodologies such as eye-tracking and computer mouse-tracking to explore the interplay between cognitive science, social contexts, cognition, communication, and miscommunication.

Miscommunication and Dialogue Interaction Lab
The MADI Lab operates within the Speech Pathology and Audiology department, part of the School of Health Sciences within the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Situated within the Speech & Hearing Clinic at the Center for Performing Arts, our lab focuses on researching different facets of communication, particularly in speech perception and conversational pragmatics. Our research methodologies include computer mouse-tracking and eye-tracking techniques.