Potential Mentors


Samira Anderson, Hearing and Speech Sciences Xuan (Anna) Li, Psychology
Ricardo Araneda, Biology Katrina MacLeod, Biology
Joseph Dien, Maryland Neuroimaging Center Jared Novick, Hearing & Speech Sciences
Kevin Dunbar, Human Development & Quantitative Methodology Luiz Pessoa, Maryland Neuroimaging Center
Jan Edwards, Hearing and Speech Sciences Colin Phillips, Linguistics
Naomi Feldman, Linguistics Richard Prather, Human Development & Quantitative Methodology
Jonathan Fritz, Electrical & Computer Engineering Nan Ratner, Hearing & Speech Sciences
Rodolphe Gentili, Kinesiology Elizabeth Redcay, Psychology
Erica Glasper, Psychology Tracy Riggins, Psychology
Matt Goupell, Hearing & Speech Sciences Alexander Shackman, Psychology
Jens Herberholz, Psychology Jonathan Simon, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Yi Ting Huang, Hearing & Speech Sciences Joshua Singer, Biology
Bill Idsardi, Linguistics Bob Slevc, Psychology
Scott Juntti, Biology Carson Smith, Kinesiology
Patrick Kanold, Biology Alec Solway, Psychology
Tim Kiemel, Kinesiology Colenso Speer, Biology
Ellen Lau, Linguistics Lisa Taneyhill, Animal & Avian Sciences
Zubair Ahmed, UMD School of Medicine   Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Children's National Medical Center
Harry Burgess, NIH, NICHD Masaaki Torii, Children's National Medical Center
Ken Grant, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Susan Wray, NIH, NINDS

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The graduate adviser is a mentor for all aspects of the scientific and professional education of the student. This implies frequent, substantive interaction with the student. The student is expected, through his/her scholarship, to contribute to the mission of the mentor's laboratory, research group, and department.  However, the philosophy of the NACS program is that the mentor serves the student, not vice versa.

The advisor must be a Full Member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park and a NACS faculty member.  If the advisor ceases to be a member of NACS but remains on the University of Maryland, College Park faculty after matriculation of the student, the student may remain in the NACS program as long as he/she continues to meet all the requirements of the program. If the advisor leaves the University of Maryland, College Park, and the student decides to remain in the NACS program, the student must choose a new advisor willing to accept all the duties listed below. The former advisor can serve as co-advisor or as a committee member, if appropriate.

Additional information about the mentor can be found in the NACS Graduate Handbook.