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Communication Disorders

Faculty & Staff

Hester, Elizabeth

doctoral degree from Wichita State University


Assistant Professor

Department: Communication Disorders
Office: HUM B4B
Phone: (845) 257-3465
E-mail: hestere@newpaltz.edu

Teaching Interests

Dr. Liz Hester teaches voice disorders, phonetics, phonology, child language, and a course on the evolution of speech, language, and hearing.

Research/Creative Activity

She received her Master's degree from California State University, Fresno, where she subsequently conducted clinic at Valley Children's Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her doctoral degree from Wichita State University, where she carried out research with Barbara Hodson on phonological production, working memory, and reading decoding.

Her current research interests are focused on the study of the suprasegmental basis of speech and reading, particularly, the inclusion of music in the speech, language, and hearing clinic.

Publications

She has published research on child phonology and literacy and on the evolution of the auditory system.