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Ashley Harkrider, PhD

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Ashley Harkrider, PhD
Professor and Department Chair 


  • Physiological Correlates of Speech Perception and Production 
Dr. Ashley Harkrider has been with UT since 2000. Her research focuses on physiological correlates of speech perception and production in typical and disordered populations. In her Human Auditory Research Laboratory (HAPLab), electrophysiological and behavioral discrimination of tone and speech stimuli is measured using evoked potentials and/or electroencephalographic (EEG) mu rhythms during speech perception and production in quiet and noise. Most recently, she has been collaborating with Dr. Tim Saltuklaroglu on NIH-funded work related to EEG measurement of sensorimotor integration during speech perception and production in individuals who stutter and their matched controls. Dr. Harkrider has directed numerous undergraduate, AuD, and PhD students conducting research projects in these areas. She and her students have received editorial awards and published research articles in journals like Nature – Scientific Reports, Experimental Brain Research, NeuroImage, Brain and Language, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, PLoS One, Developmental Neuropsychology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Ear and Hearing, and The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. In addition, she has presented frequently across the United States and overseas at research meetings, including The Oxford Dysfluency Conference, The Neurobiology of Language, The American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, The American Academy of Audiology, and The American Auditory Society. She is past Editor of ASHA Perspectives SIG 6, currently assistant editor for The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and a referee for many of the journals and societies named above.
  • BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1993)
  • MA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1995)
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin (1999) 



May 26, 2022