The CEDAR team going forward

Mark Aronoff, Ph.D.

Mark Aronoff is a Distinguished Professor in the department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University.  His research touches on almost all aspects of morphology and its relations to phonology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics.

Marie Coppola, Ph.D.

Marie Coppola is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She studies language acquisition and language creation as well as the relationship between language and cognition, as revealed by D/deaf individuals who vary in their experience with language.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ph.D.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann is the Aetna Chair of Writing in the English Department at the University of Connecticut. She serves as Director of the First-Year Writing Program, and is Co-Editor of Disability Studies Quarterly.

Kirsty Coulter, Ed. M.

Kirsty Coulter is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She is interested in individual differences in ASD presentation and progression, early intervention, and access to services.

Meghan Geary-Strenk, LCSW

Meghan Geary-Strenk is School Social Worker/Behavior Intervention Specialist at the American School for the Deaf.

Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D.

Inge-Marie Eigsti is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Her research addresses a fundamental challenge in ASD: how to map complex behavioral constructs, such as social communication deficits, onto mechanistic processes in the brain.

Anthony Goodwin, Ph.D.

Anthony Goodwin received his Ph.D. from the Developmental Psychology program at the University of Connecticut. He currently serves as coordinator for the UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science) program.

Elliot Keenan, B.A.

Elliot Keenan is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Matthew Lerner, Ph.D.

Matthew Lerner is Associate Professor at Stony Brook University. He uses methods drawn from basic development, developmental psychopathology, social neuroscience, and controlled trials research to explore how basic, often novel processes impact social development.

Diane Lillo-Martin, Ph.D.

Diane Lillo-Martin is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. She is interested in how studies of sign languages and language acquisition in different contexts can tell us about the nature of the human capacity for language.

Katelynn Porto, B.S.

Katelynn Porto is a doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include early detection of ASD, early neurodevelopmental processes in infants with ASD, visual social attention, and early profiles of repetitive and sensory driven behaviors in very young children with ASD.

Luisa Soboleski, M.ED.

Luisa Soboleski served as Principal of the American School for the Deaf. She is currently retired.