LINGUIST List 9.1580

Tue Nov 10 1998

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  1. Shelia M. Kennison, Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Psychology
  2. Jack Gandour, Post-doc traineeship in Neurophonetics

Message 1: Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Psychology

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 15:35:49 -0600
From: Shelia M. Kennison <skennisonoupsy.psy.uoknor.edu>
Subject: Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Psychology

Ph.D. program in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Oklahoma
 Please forward to interested undergraduates in your department.

Each year, the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma
accepts Ph.D. candidates in Experimental Psychology. Cognitive
Psychology is one of three experimental areas of emphasis. 
Social/Personality and quantitative are the other two. In Cognitive, we
have funded all Ph.D. students as teaching or research assistants. 
Full-year stipends range from $11,000 to $17,000 with waiver of all
out-of-state tuition and 4 hours of instate tuition. We have excellent
research facilities, including two multi-room computer-controlled
facilities (Human-Cognition Lab and Distance Usability Assessment Lab),
an eye-movement lab, and a high-resolution perception lab. Graduate
students and faculty maintain research offices in these facilities and
share a laboratory with 18 cubicles, each containing a networked Pentium
computer. In addition, the cognitive group has contacts with the Federal
Aviation Administration's Civil Aeromedical Institute in Oklahoma City
and with OU's Human-Technology Interaction Center. OU's cognitive labs
usually attract between $200,000 and $500,000 dollars in external
funding each year. 

Our four faculty (Dr. Frank Durso, Dr. Scott Gronlund, Dr. Shelia M.
Kennison, and Dr. Carmela Gottesman) study different areas of cognition
(attention, perception, memory, knowledge, psycholinguistics), we all
share the philosophy that graduate education is best achieved by
admitting only talented students (current students average GRE is about
1200; 576V; 620Q) who are excited about doing research (current students
all had research experience as undergraduates). We believe that
training is best achieved by a combination of formal courses and
research conducted with a faculty member. Thus, we strongly believe
that graduate students are junior colleagues who enter the program as an
apprentice and leave as a professional.

This year we have three students graduating (we have always placed 100%
of our students). These three students have published 22 papers,
including a first-authored paper in Psychological Review, given dozens
of professional presentations, completed a pre-doctoral internship at
the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, and won the Hillel Einhorn
New Investigator Award. We believe good graduate education is measured
by how much the graduate student accomplishes. A strong resume is not
limited to our more senior students. On average, the cognitive students
currently on board have 3.7 publications; even cognitive students who
have been at OU for as little as a year have at least one publication

Each of the four Cognitive faculty is interested in sponsoring students
for the 1999-2000 academic year. For more information, please check out
our web pages at http://www.ou.edu/cas/psychology/ or contact us
(telephone: 405-325-4511 and email: fdursoou.edu, sgronlundou.edu,
skennisonou.edu, and cvgottesmanou.edu).


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Message 2: Post-doc traineeship in Neurophonetics

Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 11:17:17
From: Jack Gandour <gandourpurdue.edu>
Subject: Post-doc traineeship in Neurophonetics

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINEESHIP AVAILABLE IN NEUROPHONETICS

The Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences at Purdue University
is seeking post-doctoral trainees in communication disorders and
sciences. The principal purpose of the training grant, funded by
NIDCD, is to prepare trainees for a research career. Trainees will be
prepared to become productive members of the scientific community,
primarily through hands-on experience in active laboratory
settings. They will work initially as apprentices in research settings
and later as independent investigators in problem areas relevant to
communication disorders and sciences. The training program emphasizes
cross-disciplinary collaboration and interchanges between basic
research and clinical backgrounds.

One of the training areas focuses on crosslinguistic functional neuroimaging
studies (PET, fMRI) of speech prosody. Special emphasis is currently being
placed on tone languages (e.g., Thai, Chinese). An example of the direction
of this research can be found in NeuroReport, 9, 2115-2119 (1998). 

Applications should include a CV, research statement, copies of relevant 
publications, and three letters of recommendation.

For more information contact:
		Jack Gandour
		Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
		Purdue University
		West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353	
		(765)494-3821 [phone]
		(765)494-0771 [FAX]
		gandourpurdue.edu [email]

Jack Gandour, PhD
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353 USA
(765)494-3821 [office]
(765)494-0771 [fax]

Jack Gandour, PhD
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353 USA
(765)494-3821 [office]
(765)494-0771 [fax]
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