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Carole T. Ferrand

Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences


Degrees

PHD, 1989, Pennsylvania State Univ; MS, 1981, Pennsylvania State Univ; BA, 1970, Witwatersrand Univ


Bio

Professor 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 Interests

Anatomy and physiology of speech; acoustics of human speech; voice disorders

Research Interests

Research interests focus on acoustic ecology and bioacoustics, including human and avian vocal communication.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPCH 001 HIPAA & OSHA TRAINING I Undergraduate
SPCH 002 HIPAA & OSHA TRAINING II Undergraduate
SPCH 003 SALT TRAINING Undergraduate
SPCH 004 LIBRARY SEMINAR Undergraduate
SPCH 100 HONORS ESSAY PROJECT Undergraduate
SPCH 103 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH SCIENCE Undergraduate
SPCH 134 CLINL METH II: EVID-BASED PRAC Undergraduate
SPCH 150 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN SPCH Undergraduate
SPCH 301 MASTER'S ESSAY Graduate
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