Awards and Honors


Early Childhood Language Research Grant, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Elizabeth Spencer, 2007, Part-Term learning in children with low vocabulary

Krystal Werfel, 2009, Phonological awareness training in children with hearing loss

Emily Lund, 2011, Fast-mapping skills of preschool children with cochlear implants

Karen Barako Arndt, 2013, Elicited production of complement taking verbs across complement clause types in typically developing preschool children

Students Preparing for Academic and Research Career (SPARC) Award, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Karen Barako, 2004-05

Alyson Abel, 2005-06

Kelley Kendrick, 2007-08

Krystal Werfel, 2007-08

Anna Lineback, 2008-2009

Lauren Eisenband, 2010-11

JoAnne White, 2011-12

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Meritorious Poster Submission

Avinaash Korrapati, 2013, REHSS Student

Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

Natalie O'Dell, 2014

International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation Award

Krystal Werfel, 2014

Research Conference Travel Awards (awarded by the conference committee)

Travel Award to the Symposium for Research on Child Language Disorders

Jamie Fisher

Krystal Werfel

Karen Barako Arndt

Elizabeth Spencer

Brian Weiler

Hope Lancaster

Emily Lund

Student Travel Award to the 13th Symposium for Cochlear Implants in Children

Emily Lund, 2011


New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation ($10,000)

Elizabeth Spencer, 2008

Krystal Werfel, 2010

Emily Lund, 2012

Brian Weiler, 2013

Graduate Student Scholarship, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation ($5000)

Brian Weiler, 2012

Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Foundation Scholarship ($1000)

Emily Woodling, 2010

Judy Wagner Knight Scholarship ($1000)

Anna Lineback, 2009

Dissertation Awards

Jamie Fisher, Dissertation Fellowship, Southeast Education Regional Board, 2012, $20,000

Dissertation Title:  Complex Syntax Production in Preschool Teacher Talk

Krystal Werfel, Jeanne S. Chall Dissertation Award, International Reading Association, 2011, $6,000

Dissertation Title: Contribution of Linguistic Knowledge to Spelling Ability in Elementary Children with and without Language Impairment.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lessons for Success Conference Fellow

Elizabeth Spencer, 2008

Krystal Werfel, 2010

Emily Lund, 2012