Alexander M. Goberman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


Educational Experience

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Speech Science. 2000. University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). Dissertation: Acoustic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech before and after morning medication: The ON and OFF states.

Master of Arts in Communication Science - Speech-Language Pathology. May, 1997. University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT).

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science/Language, Linguistics and Communication. May, 1995. University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT).


Courses Taught

CDIS 1230 / 471 - Introduction to Communication Disorders
CDIS 2240 - Phonetics
CDIS 4800 - Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders
CDIS 4760 - Undergraduate Research

CDIS 6010 - Speech Science
CDIS 6110 - Motor Speech Disorders
CDIS 6190 - Clinical Instrumentation
CDIS 6310 - Aphasia and related neuropathologies
CDIS 6760 - Research Methods
CDIS 6820 - Cognitive Rehabilitation

Doctoral Level Coursework:
Physiological Phonetics
Speech Science Instrumentation
Neurology of Speech Production
Neurology of Motor Speech Disorders
Advanced Acoustics
Neural Injury & Recovery
Acoustics of Neurological Disorders
Speech Motor Control Theories
Advanced Parkinson Disease
Advanced Cognition
Brain, Medication, & Communication Disorders
Mentored Research
Pedagogy
Dissertation Research


Certifications Held

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Ohio.


Current Research Interests

  • Acoustic analysis of speech
  • Variability in normal speech production
  • Parkinsonian speech production
  • Effects of medication on Parkinsonian speech
  • Acoustic analysis of infant cries

Refereed Publications

Reif, A.E., & Goberman, A.M. (currently in review 2016).  Speech motor sequence learning: Effects of Parkinson disease and normal aging on Automatization. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Whitfield, J. A., & Goberman, A. M. (currently in review 2016). Speech motor sequence learning: Effects of Parkinson disease and normal aging on Automatization. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Whitfield, J. A., & Goberman, A. M. (currently in review 2016).Speech motor sequence learning: Acquisition and consolidation in Parkinson disease and normal aging. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Parveen, S. & Goberman, A.M. (In press, accepted 2016).  Comparison of self and proxy ratings for voice handicap index and motor-related quality-of-life of individuals with Parkinson’s diseaseInternational Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Whitfield, J. A., & Goberman, A. M. (In press, accepted 2016). Articulatory-acoustic vowel space: Associations between acoustic and perceptual measures of clear speech. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Smith, L., & Goberman, A.M. (2014). Long-time average spectrum in individuals with Parkinson disease. NeuroRehabilitation, 35, 77-88.

Whitfield, J.A., & Goberman, A.M. (2014).  Articulatory-Acoustic Vowel Space: Application to Clear Speech in Individuals with Parkinson’s diseaseJournal of Communication Disorders, 51, 19-28.

Parveen, S. & Goberman, A.M. (2013). Presence of stop bursts and multiple bursts in individuals with Parkinson Disease. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Early Online: 1-8.  doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.808702

Goberman, A. M. & Whitfield, J. A. (2013). Acoustics of infant cries: Fundamental frequency as a measure of pain. Perspectives in Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, 23, 18-26.

Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2012). Presence of stop bursts and multiple bursts in younger and older adults. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 15, 265-275.

Hughes, C., Gabel, R., Goberman, A., & Hughes, S. (2011).  An Investigation of Family Relationships of People Who Stutter. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35, 45-55.

Goberman, A.M., Hughes, S., & Haydock, T. (2011).  Acoustic characteristics of public speaking: effect of anxiety and practice.  Speech Communication, 53, 867-876.

Goberman A.M., Parveen, S., & Recker, B. (2010).  Performance effect:  Does the presence of a microphone influence Parkinsonian speech?  Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 40-45..

Goberman, A.M., Blomgren, M., & Metzger, E. (2010). Characteristics of speech disfluency in Parkinson Disease. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23, 470-478.

Fischer, E., & Goberman, A.M. (2010). Voice onset time in Parkinson disease. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43, 21-34.

Palasik, S., Irani, F., & Goberman, A.M. (2009). Trait and State Anxiety in People Who Stutter and People Who Do Not Stutter. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders,19, 99-105.

Goberman, A., Johnson, S., Cannizzaro, M., & Robb, M. (2008). The effect of positioning on infant cries: implications for sudden infant death syndrome.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 72, 153-165.

Blomgren, M., & Goberman, A. (2008). Revisiting Speech Rate and Utterance Length Manipulations in Stuttering Speakers.  Journal of Communication Disorders, , 159-178.

Goberman, A., & Blomgren, M. (2008). Fundamental Frequency Change during Offset and Onset of Voicing in Individuals with Parkinson Disease. Journal of Voice, 22, 178-191.

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.


Refereed Presentations (2012 - Present)

Whitfield, J. A., & Goberman, A. M. (2015). The effect of Parkinson disease on voice onset time: Temporal differences in voicing contrast. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(4), 2432-2432.  (Abstract only; paper presented at the Acoustics Society of America Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015)

Whitfield, J., Pachesny, M., Whitfield, K., & Goberman, A.M. (2014). Do levodopa-induced dyskinesias affect speech in Parkinson’s Disease: 11 year case study. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando, FL.

Abbs, K. & Goberman, A.M. (2014).  Dysphonations in infant cry: Voice as a potential marker for health status. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando, FL.

Bornhorst, R., Davenport, H., Muhvic, K., Niese, H., Summers, D., Whitfield, J., & Goberman, A. (2014). Acoustics of Infant Pain Cries: A measure of arousal / response to pain. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando, FL.

Whitfield, J. & Goberman, A.M. (2014).  Adaptation in Parkinson Disease: Articulatory-acoustic and fluency characteristics.  Paper presented at the 17th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Sarasota, FL.

Whitfield, J. & Goberman, A.M. (2014).  Clear speech in individuals with Parkinson Disease: Application of a novel index of vowel articulation.  Paper presented at the 17th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Sarasota, FL.

Parveen, S. & Goberman, A.M. (2014). Perception of speech and non-speech motor performance by individuals with PD, communication partners, and a trained rater. Paper presented at the 17th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Sarasota, FL.

Parveen, S. & Goberman, A.M. (2013).  Speech & Motor Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease: Self vs. Proxy Rating.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Whitfield, J. & Goberman, A.M. (2013).  A Novel Index of Vowel Space: Application to Clear Speech in Individuals With  Parkinson Disease.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Chapman, B.A., & Goberman, A.M. (2012). School Speech-Language Pathologist’s Comfort Working with Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Cognitive Disorders.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA

Blomgren, M. & Goberman, A.M. (2012). Speech Stability in Stuttering and Nonstuttering Speakers: Influence of Task Complexity.  Paper presented at the 16th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Santa Rosa, CA.

Lindenbaum, L., & Goberman, A.M. (2012). Long-time average spectrum in individuals with Parkinson disease.  Paper presented at the 16th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Santa Rosa, CA.

Miller, N.S., Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2012).  Comparison of Speech and Non-Speech Preferred Motor Tempo in Parkinson Disease.  Paper presented at the 16th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Santa Rosa, CA.

Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2012).  Multiple Stop Bursts in Normal Adults and Individuals with PD. Paper presented at the 16th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control.  Santa Rosa, CA.

Refereed Presentations (1995-2011)

Eggapan, L., Blomgren, M., & Goberman, A.M. (2011).  Speech Rate Stability in Stuttering and Nonstuttering Speakers. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, San Diego, CA.

Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2010).  Stop Consonants in Parkinson Disease: Multiple Bursts (MBs).  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Goberman, A.M., & Recker, B (2010).  Effects of the presence of a microphone on Parkinsonian speech: The performance effect.  Paper presented at the 15th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control..  Savannah, GA.

Goberman, A.M., Miller, N.S., McAuley, J.D., Dilley, L., & Scherer, R. (2010). Comparison of Speech and Non-Speech Motor Timing in Parkinson Disease.  Paper presented at the 15th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control..  Savannah, GA.

Irani, F., Palasik, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2009) Trait and State Anxiety in People Who Stutter and People Who Do Not Stutter. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Recker, B.M., & Goberman, A.M. (2008). Formant transitions in individuals with Parkinson Disease. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Blomgren, M., & Goberman, A.M. (2008). Evaluating Ear-Witness Abilities in a Forensic Voice Comparison Task. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Kozlosky, K., & Goberman, A. (2008). Perception of PD speech: Ratings by self and listeners vs. acoustics. Presented at the 14th biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control. Monterey, CA.

Budkowski, E., & Goberman, A. (2006). Voice onset time in Parkinson disease. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

Philip, B., Nambiar, A., Hewitt, L., & Goberman, A. (2006). Examination of Pragmatic Performance of individuals with Parkinson disease. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

Goberman, A., Johnson, S., Cannizzaro, M., & Robb, M. (2006). Effects of infant positioning on acoustic features of cries. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control. Austin, TX.

Goberman, A., Blomgren, M. (2005). Fundamental Frequency Offset and Onset in Individuals with Parkinson Disease. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, San Diego, CA.

Hughes, S., Goberman, A., & Robitaille, S. (2005). Acoustic characteristics of public speaking: effect of anxiety. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, San Diego, CA.

Goberman, A. (2005). Update on Medical Aspects of Parkinson's Disease for Speech-Language Pathologists. Mini-seminar presented at the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Goberman, A., & Strange, K. (2004). Perceptual Characteristics of Parkinsonian Speech: Medication effects. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Brackenbury, T., Goberman, A., & Hewitt, L. (2004). Addressing the new ASHA standards: Flexibility, Multiple Indices, and Remediation. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Goberman, A., Elmer, L., Mackowiak, E., & Heaton, B. (2004). Parkinsonian speech variability: Medication-related fluctuations across 3 days. Presented at the 12th Biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control. Albuquerque, NM.

Goberman, A. (2003). Medical Aspects of Parkinson's Disease for Speech-Language Pathologists. Miniseminar presented at the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Rybicki, J., & Goberman, A. (2003). Relative Timing in Parkinsonian Speech: L-Dopa-Related Fluctuations. Poster Session presented at the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Goberman, A. (2002). Acoustic Analysis of Clear vs Conversational Parkinsonian Speech. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Rybicki, J., & Goberman, A. (2002). Relative Timing in Parkinsonian Speech: L-Dopa-Related Fluctuations. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Goberman, A., & Blomgren, M. (2002). Examination of Parkinsonian Disfluencies Before & After Morning Medication Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Goberman, A. (2002). Correlation between acoustic speech characteristics and non-speech motor tasks in Parkinson's disease. Eleventh Biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Speech Motor Control. Williamsburg, VA.

Barlow, S., Boleik, C., Gray, S., & Goberman, A. (2001). Voices of Infants & Toddlers: Developmental Aspects of Early Communication. Short Course presented at the ASHA National Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Strauss, A., & Goberman, A. (2001). Intra-subject speech variability in Multiple Sclerosis: Correlations with symptom variability. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Goberman, A., Coelho, C., Robb, M., Lerman, J., & Gilbert, H. (2000). Articulation Rate in Parkinsonian dysarthria: Effects of medication cycle. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, Washington, DC.

Goberman, A., Selby, J., & Gilbert, H (1999). Effects of Rate Change on Aerodynamics and Perception of Speech. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Goberman, A., & Robb, M. (1998). Acoustic Characteristics of Crying in Infantile Laryngomalacia. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Robb, M., Goberman, A., & Cacace, A. (1998). Methodological Issues in the Acoustic Analysis of Infant Crying. Poster Session presented at the International Conference of Infant Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Goberman, A., & Robb, M. (1997). Long-Time Average Spectra Features of (Un)Healthy Infant Crying. Poster Session presented at the ASHA National Convention, Boston, MA.

Goberman, A., & Robb, M. (1997). The Long-Time Average Spectra of Newborn Infant Crying. Poster presented at the 133rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Robb, M., Cacace, A., Risemberg, H., & Goberman, A. (1996). An Acoustic Template of normal and at-risk newborn infant crying. Poster Session presented at the 19th meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Goberman, A., Robb, M., & Cacace, A. (1996). An Acoustic Template of Normal Infant Crying. Poster presented at the Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Cromwell, CT.

Goberman, A., Robb, M., & Cacace, A. (1995). An Acoustic Template of Normal Infant Crying. Poster presented at the ASHA National Convention, Orlando, Florida.


Professional Affiliations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind, and Behavior. Bowling Green State University.