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Norman J. Lass

Norman J. Lass, PhD

Norman J. Lass, PhD, is Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University. After completing his doctorate at Purdue University and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Lass joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. His teaching has included graduate-level courses in experimental phonetics and research methods in speech-language pathology and audiology, as well as undergraduate courses in speech science and hearing science. He is the recipient of numerous outstanding teacher awards from student organizations as well as college, university, and professional organizations, including national honoraries and foundations. He has authored/coauthored or edited 23 books, published more than 130 articles in professional journals, and authored/ coauthored more than 300 papers presented at meetings of professional associations. His current research interests are centered on literature descriptions of listener attitudes toward accented English, as well as numerous topics associated with professional issues in communication sciences and disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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