Laura Dilley Ph.D.

Laura Dilley

Associate Professor

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
(517) 884-2255


Laura Dilley, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1997 from MIT and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology from MIT and Harvard in 2005. After serving as a post-doctoral research associate in cognitive psychology at Ohio State University, she served as an Assistant Professor from 2006-2009 at Bowling Green State University with a dual appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Psychology. In 2008 she received the Clyde R. Willis Award Faculty Development Award for strong, balanced performance in teaching, research, and service, with major accomplishments in research. She has received funding from NIH-NIDCD for her research on properties of maternal speech input that predict the development of speech and language skills in infants with and without hearing loss. Moreover, she has received funding from NIH-NICHD for research on the acquisition of temporal patterns in child speech and language production. In 2009 she received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to investigate how pitch and timing cues in speech context contribute to normal perception of words. She is an author of over 21 peer-reviewed publications.

Research and Teaching

Role of pitch and timing cues in speech perception; factors affecting the development of speech and language

Contact Information

1026 Red Cedar Rd., Room 116 
Oyer Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824