Kate Shepard, MS, CCC-SLP
Kate is a doctoral student in psychological sciences. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in human development and family studies and a minor in French. She received her MS degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas. She is a speech-language pathologist with experience working with infants and toddlers in early intervention.
Kate's research focuses on infants' early communicative behaviors, with specific interest in how infants perceive infant-directed faces, or the exaggerated facial expressions we make when interacting with and talking to babies. Current projects are investigating how infants look at our faces when we are talking to them by using an eye-tracking system to track babies' eye movements. Future work will investigate the role of the face in infants' language development.
Lindsey Collins, BA
Lindsey Collins graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 with her BA in psychology. She is currently working on her Masters degree in psychological sciences. Lindsey's research examines infant face processing, specifically the development of the other-race effect during infancy.
Ashley Borthick, BS
Ashley graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK in 2010 with her BS in Psychology. She is currently working on her Masters degree at UT Dallas in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders. In the future she plans to work in research, ECI or in adoptive services.
Dolores is a senior at The University of Texas at Dallas. As an undergraduate student she is double majoring in Psychology and Child Learning Development. She hopes to pursue a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy after graduation in May 2014. She enjoys working with children of all ages and completed two years with the UT Dallas Jumpstart program that focuses on developing children's reading abilities before entering kindergarten. She enjoys Asian cuisine, a good laugh, playing with her nieces and nephews, and spending time with her loved ones!
Fariba is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Development at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is planning to pursue her Masters degree in Psychological Sciences and her Doctorate in Clinical/Experimental Psychology.
Alifya is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Speech Language Pathology and Audiology major and a business minor. She plans to pursue her Masters degree in Communication Disorders and to become a speech language pathologist. Her areas of interest include children with cochlear implants and early childhood disorders.