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Research & About Me | Jenny M. Roche, PhD

Research & About Me

Jenny Roche is an Assistant Professor in the Speech Pathology & Audiology Department at Kent State University. She completed a two year postdoc , in the Center for Language Sciences at the University of Rochester with Florian Jaeger and Michael Tanenhaus, but she also worked closely with Jeremy Jamieson (Psychology). She completed her PhD at the University of Memphis with Rick Dale in Cognitive Psychology, with a focus on dyadic interaction and communication. She also completed a M.A. at James Madison Unviersity in the Psychological Sciences program with Michael D. Hall, in which she focused primarily on the acoustic properties of emotional/affective speech during production and perception. Her B.A. was in general psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Jenny Roche's research interest include communication in a social context. She is specifically interested in cognitive mechanisms that drive communication (successful and unsuccessful). She views communication as being richly affected by linguistic, psycholinguistic and social properties that dynamically interact with and influence adaptation to complex and novel conversational situations. Much of her research has focused on acoustic cues to emotional speech, perspective taking, and psycholinguistic cues to miscommunication. 

© Jenny Roche 2016