The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Steven L. Small

Professor
Dean, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Aage and Margareta Moller Distinguished Professorship in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Research Interests

Investigation of human subjects, particularly in speech and language, and clinical and fundamental neurobiological aspects of mild traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2355
Office: GR_4.102
Campus Mail Code: GR41

Biography

Dr. Steven Small became dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences in April 2019. His areas of expertise range from language processing and computational neuroscience to neuroimaging. Dr. Small's research involves direct investigation of human subjects, particularly in speech and language, and more recently clinical and fundamental neurobiological aspects of mild traumatic brain injuries such as concussions. He is the founder of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. Dr. Small served as chair of the department of neurology at the University of California, Irvine for nine years. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a professor of neurology and psychology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Small holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a medical degree from the University of Rochester.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Demir-Lira, O. E., Asaridou, S. S., Raja Beharelle, A., Holt, A. E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Small, S. L. (2018). Functional neuroanatomy of gesture-speech integration in children varies with individual differences in gesture processing. Developmental Science, in press.

Santhanam, P., Duncan, E. S., & Small, S. L. (2018). Therapy-induced plasticity in chronic aphasia is associated with behavioral improvement and time since stroke. Brain Connectivity, in press.

Duncan, E. S., & Small, S. L. (2017). Changes in dynamic resting state network connectivity following aphasia therapy. Brain Imaging and Behavior, in press.

Riley, J. D., Chen, E. E., Winsell, J., Davis, E. P., Glynn, L. M., Baram, T. Z., Sandman, C. A., Small, S. L., & Solodkin, A. (2018). Network specialization during adolescence: Hippocampal effective connectivity in boys and girls. Neuroimage, 175, 402-412.