Ann Marie Finley
Ann Marie Finley is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She obtained her BA in psychology-linguistics with a French studies minor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Emory, Ann Marie assisted in designing, running and disseminating language and communication research in both laboratory and clinical settings. She continued to pursue clinical research via a master's thesis project she designed and executed while attaining her MS in speech-language pathology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. Ann Marie subsequently worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist for the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System before beginning her doctoral studies in fall 2019. In her doctoral research, Ann Marie uses behavioral and computational methods to study modality-based differences in spoken versus written language. Her dissertation project investigates the relationship between modality, cognitive processing and language features using story narratives produced by healthy young adults. In the future, Ann Marie hopes to expand this line of research to clinical populations impacted by language impairment or loss.