Jennifer Cole, Ph.D.
Jennifer joined the faculty in Linguistics at Northwestern University in August 2016. Prior to that, she was Professor of Linguistics, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also held the position of Co-Chair of the Biological Intelligence Research Theme at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from M.I.T., and her M.A. and B.A. in Linguistics at the University of Michigan. Visit Jennifer’s personal webpage for her CV and downloadable publications.

Daniel Turner
Graduate student 
Dan joined Northwestern University’s Linguistics Ph.D program in September 2017. Previously, he conducted research in linguistics, primarily syntax and cognitive linguistics, at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also taught courses in linguistics, writing, and journalism. His current research interests include the prosody-syntax interface, psycholinguistics, and information structure.


Kate Sandberg
Graduate student 
Kate became a Phd student in the linguistics department at Northwestern University in 2019. She is interested in the role that social information might play in the perception and categorization of intonation.


Thomas Sostarics
Graduate student 
Thomas joined Northwestern University’s Linguistics department as a PhD student in 2019. He is interested in the prosody-pragmatics interface, acoustic phonetics, and agrammatic aphasia.

Shawn Foster
Graduate student
Shawn Foster joined the linguistics program at Northwestern University in 2018. His research interests include “phonological acquisition, language change, and sociolinguistics.

Anna Robinson
Graduate student 
Anna became a PhD student in the linguistic department at Northwestern University in 2019. She is interested in the role of rhythm and attention in the perception of speech and music.

Swapnanil Deb
Undergraduate student, Research Assistant (2019-present)

Lab Alumni

Timo Roettger, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
Postdoctoral researcher (2018-2019)

Eleanor Chodroff, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology, University of York
Postdoctoral researcher (2017-2019)

June Choe
Graduate student, Linguistics, U Penn
Undergraduate student, Research Assistant (2018-2020)

Allison Hilger, MS, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2020)

Suyeon Im
Postdoc, Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language, Hanyang University
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Illinois (2018)

Amelia Kimball
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Illinois (2018)

Tim Mahrt
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Illinois (2018)

Priya Kurian
Undergraduate student, Research Assistant (2018-2019)

Alaina Arthurs
Undergraduate student, Research Assistant (2016-2019)

Collaborators (current and former)

Daniel Berry
Assistant Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois

José I. Hualde
Professor, Linguistics and Spanish  & Portuguese, University of Illinois

Tatiana Luchkina
Visiting Assistant Professor, Linguistics, SUNY Stony Brook

Nancy McElwain
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UIUC

Uwe Reichel
Research Fellow, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Caroline Smith
Professor, Linguistics, University of New Mexico

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel
Principal Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics, M.I.T.