Current Lab Members


Lab Director


William Katz

William F. Katz

Dr. Katz’ profile on the BBS website

William is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He teaches and directs research in linguistics, speech science, and language disorders. His laboratory is concerned with the functional and neurological bases of speech produced by healthy and brain-damaged talkers.

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PhD Students


Evdoxia Doli

Evdoxia Doli

Evdoxia has a background in linguistics, Greek syntax, and aphasia. She speaks Greek, English, French and Swedish. She has worked on the Thales-UOA Project. She is currently working on a kinematic study of consonant cluster timing in Modern Greek.


Vedad “Kelly” Fazel

Vedad “Kelly” Fazel

Kelly has a background in Linguistics and Spanish. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and TOEFlibt in Los Angeles, and has studied Farsi in Tajikstan. Her interests are neurolinguistics and speech science. Kelly is currently finishing her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders, with a focus on medical settings. Her current doctoral project focuses on pursuit motor tracking of the tongue and acquired apraxia of speech.


Annette Glotfelty

Annette Glotfelty

Annette has a background in digital media and speech-language pathology. She is currently focusing on audiovisual (AV) speech perception and its relation to speech production.


Sonya Mehta

Sonya Mehta

Sonya has a background in psychology and language. She is interested in the cognitive representation of speech, audiovisual speech perception and production, and second language acquisition. Her current project investigates the effect of visual feedback on speech production.