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Rochelle Newman

Rochelle Newman

Rochelle Newman

Chair, University Senate

Rochelle Newman joined UMD in 2001 and is a professor and chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and associate director of the Maryland Language Science Center. Her research focuses on speech perception and language acquisition. Over the years, Newman has completed terms as director of graduate studies for both her home department and for the interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and has served on the campus' COVID-19 research task force and on the Graduate Council. She helped found multiple cross-disciplinary research organizations on campus and serves on the executive and/or advisory committees for the Center for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence and Graduate Field Committee in Developmental Science, and is on the advisory board of Planet Word museum in D.C. In 2013, she was honored with the BSOS Outstanding Graduate Advisor award, and in 2020 was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.

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