Alexander M. Goberman

Associate Professor
Communication Disorders

Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut





241 Health Center


Research Interests:

    Acoustic analysis of speech and voice
    Effects of medication on parkinsonian speech production
    Variability in parkinsonian speech production
    Inferring health from acoustic analysis of newborn infant cries

Selected Publications:

Goberman, A., Johnson, S., Cannizzaro, M., & Robb, M. (In Press 2007). The effect of positioning on infant cries: implications for sudden infant death syndrome.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

Blomgren, M., & Goberman, A. (In press 2007). Revisiting Speech Rate and Utterance Length Manipulations in Stuttering Speakers.  Journal of Communication Disorders.

Goberman, A., & Blomgren, M. (In Press 2006). Fundamental Frequency Change during Offset and Onset of Voicing in Individuals with Parkinson Disease. Journal of Voice.

Goberman, A., & Robb, M. (2005). Acoustic Characteristics of Crying in Infantile Laryngomalacia. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 20, 79-84.

Goberman, A., & McMillan, J. (2005). Relative speech timing in Parkinson disease. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 32, 22-29.

Goberman, A., Coelho, C., & Robb, M. (2005). Prosodic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech: The effect of levodopa-based medication. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 13, 51-68.

Goberman, A., & Elmer, L. (2005). Acoustic Analysis of Clear versus Conversational Speech in Individuals with Parkinson Disease. Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 215-230.

Goberman, A. (2005). Correlation between acoustic speech characteristics and non-speech motor tasks in Parkinson's disease. Medical Science Monitor, 11, CR109-116.

Goberman, A., & Blomgren, M. (2003). Parkinsonian speech disfluencies: Effects of L-Dopa-related fluctuations. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 28, 55-70.

Goberman, A., & Coelho, C. (2002). Acoustic analysis of Parkinsonian speech I: Speech characteristics and L-Dopa therapy. NeuroRehabilitation, 17, 237-246.

Goberman, A., & Coelho, C. (2002). Acoustic analysis of Parkinsonian speech II: L-Dopa related fluctuations and methodological issues. NeuroRehabilitation, 17, 247-254.

Goberman, A., Coelho, C., & Robb, M. (2002). Phonatory characteristics of Parkinsonian speech before and after morning medication: the ON and OFF states. Journal of Communication Disorders, 35, 217-239.

Goberman, A., Selby, J., & Gilbert, H. (2001). The effects of changes in speaking rate on nasal airflow and the perception of nasality. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 53, 222-230.

Goberman, A., & Robb, M. (1999). Acoustic examination of pre-term and full-term infant cries: The long-time average spectrum. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 850-861.

Robb, M., Goberman, A., & Cacace, A. (1997). An Acoustic Template of Newborn Infant Crying. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 49, 35-42.

Robb, M. & Goberman, A. (1997). Application of an Acoustic Cry Template to Evaluate At-Risk Newborns: Preliminary Findings. Biology of the Neonate, 71, 131-136.

Courses Taught:

    CDIS 123 / 471 - Introduction to Communication Disorders
    CDIS 224 - Phonetics
    CDIS 476 / 480 - Undergraduate Research Group
    CDIS 601 - Speech Science
    CDIS 611 - Motor Speech Disorders
    CDIS 631 - Aphasia and related neuropathologies
    CDIS 676 - Research Methods
    CDIS 682 - Cognitive Rehabilitation / TBI & Dementia
    CDIS 751 - Physiological Phonetics
    CDIS 780 - Speech Science Instrumentation
    CDIS 781 - Neurology of Motor Speech Disorders
    CDIS 782 - Advanced Acoustics

Updated: 08/20/2021 04:39PM