William F. Sennett
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Areas of Professional Interest
- Speech production, including speech prosody and speech motor control
- Acoustic characteristics of speech
- Motor speech disorders
Recent Courses Taught
- Acquired Disorders of Speech (graduate)
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (undergraduate)
- Fluency, Voice, and Resonance (undergraduate)
- Neural Bases of Normal and Disordered Speech and Language (undergraduate)
- Phonetics (undergraduate)
- Research Requirement (graduate)
- Speech Science (undergraduate)
- Speech Science Lab (undergraduate)
Sample of Thesis Advising
Rubillar, C. (2017). Paralinguistic use of prosody and compensatory strategies in alaryngeal speakers. Graduate thesis.
Enzendorfer, L. (2016). Effect of voice therapy on perception of leadership capabilities in females. Graduate thesis.
Kobel, A. (2015). Perceptions of people who stutter: The approachability of unfamiliar listeners. Graduate thesis.
Kolker, A. (2015). Vocal hygiene and voice quality in trained singers. Undergraduate Honors Project.
Ahmad, T. (2014). Effect of silent versus oral reading on comprehension in aphasia. Graduate thesis.
Quadri, S. (2013). Stop consonant voice onset time in bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Graduate thesis.
Kowalski, A.M. (2012). Acoustic vowel differences in childhood apraxia of speech. Graduate thesis.
Smith, N. (2005). Effects of speaking experience on native Spanish speakers' productions of English vowels. Graduate thesis.
Sharp, J. (2000). Is there a higher incidence of voice disorders in army drill sergeants than in non-military personnel? Graduate project.