Kevin McGowan, a recent alum from our Department (PhD 2011) and currently a lecturer in Linguistics at Rice University, recently accepted a three-year postdoc position in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University. Kevin will be working with Meghan Sumner on an NSF-funded project on "Understanding the perception and recognition of spoken words: Effects of phonetics, phonological variation, and speech mode". 

Kevin explains: "This is an unbelievably good fit for me as it combines the two threads of my research which have been investigating the influence of social knowledge on perception and the time course of the integration of coarticulatory, allophonic, and social information during perception." Congratulations to Kevin for securing this wonderful opportunity to develop his already flourishing research career further.