Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University under the guidance of Dr. Christine Weber-Fox. She completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Helen Neville in the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon.
Her research interests include the development of brain functions for attention and language and the ways in which a child’s environment may affect brain development and performance on cognitive tasks. She studies brain development in both typically developing children and children with communication disorders. Additional research interests include methods for improving attention and language skills in children and adults with communication disorders and using brain functions to evaluate listening effort.