Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
Davison Hall 106C
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DegreesPHD, 1989, Pennsylvania St Univ Univ Park; MS, 1981, Pennsylvania St Univ Univ Park; BA, 1970, Witwatersrand Univ
BioProfessor Carole Ferrand's research interests include acoustic aspects of normal and disordered speech production. She has studied differences in acoustic measures of jitter, shimmer and harmonics-to-noise ratio in people who stutter compared to fluent peers, as well as in different age groups of normally speaking women. She has also investigated fundamental frequency features in boys and girls prior to puberty. Recent research in collaboration with a colleague has focused on fundamental frequency in monolingual speakers of English and bilingual speakers of English/Russian and English/Cantonese. Professor Ferrand has published textbooks in Speech Science and in Voice Disorders. Her most recent book, Voice Disorders: Scope of Theory and Practice was published in August 2011.
Teaching InterestsAnatomy and physiology of speech; acoustics of human speech; voice disorders
Research InterestsResearch interests focus on acoustic ecology and bioacoustics, including human and avian vocal communication.
Recent Courses Taught
|SPCH 103||INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH SCIENCE||Undergraduate|
|SPCH 150||INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN SPCH||Undergraduate|
|SPCH 206||SPCH SCI: PRODCTN & PERCPTN||Graduate|
|SPCH 249||VOICE DISORDERS||Graduate|