Alison Behrman, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College/City University of New York, where she teaches courses in speech science, anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and nonnative accents. She received her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University, and her PhD in speech physiology from Columbia University. Dr. Behrman has ongoing research projects in motor speech disorders and accent management, with publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals of speech pathology, speech science, linguistics, and otolaryngology. She is the Principal Investigator of an NIH grant exploring rhythmicity in the speech of adults with Parkinson’s disease. She has also had NIH funding to investigate voice therapy for patients with benign vocal fold lesions, and she was a recipient of the ASHA Foundation’s 2016 Clinical Research Grant to examine the effects of the use of clear speech by Spanish-accented speakers of American English. Dr. Behrman is the author of Speech and Voice Science, Third Edition (2018, Plural Publishing) and a member of the scientific advisory board of Parkinson Voice Project (Richardson, Texas), a nonprofit treatment center that developed SPEAK OUT!® therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease.