Ronald C. Scherer, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • CDIS 6010 - Speech Science
  • CDIS 6210 - Voice Disorders
  • CDIS 7410 - Acoustic Phonetics
  • CDIS 7510 - Physiological Phonetics
  • CDIS 7820 - Laryngeal Modeling
  • CDIS 7840 - Directed Readings in CDIS: Application of Math in CDIS
  • CDIS 6820 - Topics in CDIS: Voice Science, Interdisciplinary Voice, Clinical Voice.

Educational Experience

  • Ph.D. in Speech Science. (1981) University of Iowa.
  • M.A.  in Speech Pathology and Audiology. (1972) Indiana University.
  • B.S. in Mathematics. (1968) Kent State University.

Li, S., Scherer, R.C., Wan, M., and Wang, S. (2012). “The effect of entrance radii on intraglottal pressure distributions in the divergent glottis,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131/2, 1371- 1377; PMCID: PMC3292608

Alipour, F., Scherer, R.C., and Finnegan, E. (2012). “Measures of spectral slope using an excised larynx model,” J. Voice 26/4, 403-411; doi:10.1016/j.voice.2011.07.002

Alipour, F. and Scherer, R.C. (2012). “Ventricular pressures in phonating excised larynges,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am  132/2, 1017-1026 (PMCID: PMC3427366)

Fulcher, L, Scherer, R.C., and Waddle, J. (2012). “Phonation threshold pressure and the elastic shear modulus: Comparison of two-mass model calculations with experiments,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132/4: 2582-2591; doi: 10.1121/1.4747618; PMCID: PMC3477191

Dehqan, A., Scherer, R.C., Dashti, G., and Ansari-Moghaddam, A. (2012). “The effects of aging on acoustic and electroglottographic parameters of voice,” Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 64/6: 265-270.

Scherer, R.C. and Verdolini Abbott, K. (2013). The Continuing Influence of Ingo R. Titze on Voice, Science, and Music: A Festschrift Collection, compiled/edited by R.C. Scherer and K. Verdolini Abbott, National Center for Voice and Speech, May; ISBN: 978-0-9834771-6-7.

Scherer, R.C. (2013). “Intratissue pressure during phonation – An excised larynx study,” Chapter 4 in The Continuing Influence of Ingo R. Titze on Voice, Science, and Music: A Festschrift Collection, compiled/edited by R.C. Scherer and K. Verdolini Abbott, National Center for Voice and Speech, May; ISBN: 978-0-9834771-6-7, pp. 21-25.

Scherer, R.C., Frazer, B., and Zhai, G. (2013). “Modeling flow through the posterior glottal gap,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA), ICA 2013, Vol 19, 060240 (2013), 1-6, June 2-7, Montreal.

Fulcher, L.P. and Scherer, R.C. (2013). “Flow development in the uniform glottis and viscosity effects,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA), ICA 2013, Vol 19, 060195 (2013), 1-8, June 2-7, Montreal.

Whitfield, J.A. and Scherer, R.C. (2013). “Aerodynamic effects of glottal width in the asymmetric glottis: Two oblique glottal configurations,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research, June 3-4, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, 61-62.

Frazer, B.L. and Scherer, R.C. (2013). “Phonation and collision threshold pressure obtained using a 3-mass model of phonation,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research, June 3-4, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, 53-54.

Fulcher, L.P., Scherer, R.C., and Powell, T. (2013). “Viscous effects in a static physical model of the uniform glottis,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134/2: 1253-1260. PMCID: PMC3745483

Sundberg, J., Scherer, R.C., Hess, M., Muller, F., and Granqvist, S.  (2013). “Subglottal pressure oscillations accompanying phonation,”  J. Voice, Vol 27, Issue 4, 411-421. [2013 Journal of Voice Best Paper Award in Basic Science]]

Dehqan, A., Scherer, R.C., and Bijankhan, M. (2013). “Acoustic analysis of voice: Iranian teachers,”  J. Voice 27/5, 655.e17-655.e21.

Scherer, R. (2014). Contributions to chapters 10, 11, and 17 regarding mimicking and vocal health, in the book edited by Gregory A. Barker and Kathy Alexander, The Ultimate Guide to Singing: Gigs, Sound, Money and Health,” TC Helicon, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (pp. 228-229, 241, and 379-380).

Scherer, R.C. (2014). "Laryngeal function during phonation", Chapter 8 in Rubin, J.S., Sataloff, R.T., and Korovin, G.S. (eds), Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders, Fourth Edition, Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego. (May 2014; pp 117-144; ISBN13: 978-1-59756-553-0)

Fulcher, L., Scherer, R.C., and Anderson, N. (2014). “Entrance loss coefficients and exit coefficients for a physical model of the glottis with convergent angles”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 136/3, 1312-1319. [PMCID: PMC4165224]

Titze, I., Baken, R., Bozeman, K., Granqvist, S., Henrich, N., Herbst, C., Howard, D., Hunter, E., Kaelin, D., Kent, R., Kreiman, J.,Kob, M., Lofqvist, A., McCoy, S., Miller, D., No,H., Scherer, R., Smith, J., Story, B., Svec, J., Ternstrom, J., Wolfe, J. (2015). “Toward a consensus on symbolic notation of harmonics, resonances, and formants in vocalization,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137/5, 3005-3007.

Scherer, R.C., Sundberg, J., and Konnai, R. (2015). “Whisper”, in “Laryngology”, edited by M. Benninger, a volume in the series “Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology,” edited by Robert T. Sataloff, Jaypee Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.

Alipour, F. and Scherer, R.C. (2015). “Time-dependent pressure and flow behaviors of a self-oscillating laryngeal model with ventricular folds,” Journal of Voice 29/6, 649-659.

Hampala, V., Garcia, M., Švec, J. G., Scherer, R. C., & Herbst, C. T. (2016). "Relationship between the electroglottographic signal and vocal fold contact area," J. Voice 30/2, 161-171.

Dehqan, A., Yadegari, F., Blomgren, M. and Scherer, R.C. (2016). “Formant transitions in the fluent speech of Farsi-speaking people who stutter,” Journal of Fluency Disorders 48, 1-15.

Dehqan, A., Yadegari, F., Asgari, A., Scherer, R.C., and P Dabirmoghadam (2017). “A qualitative exploration of voice oriented quality of life in Iranian patients: a cultural explanation,” Global Journal of Health Science, 9/1, 288-302 (published by Canadian Center of Science and Education)

Dehqan, A., Yadegari, F., Scherer, R. C., Asgari, A. and Dabirmoghadam, P. (2017). “Correlation of VHI-30 to acoustic measurements across three common voice disorders,” Journal of Voice 31/1, 34-40. Published online: April 13, 2016.

Dehqan, A., Yadegari, F., Asgari, A., Scherer, R.C., and Dabirmoghadam, P. (2017). “Development and validation of an Iranian Voice Quality of Life Profile (IVQLP) based on a classic and Rasch Rating Scale Model (RSM),” Journal of Voice 31/1, 113.e19-113.e29. Published online: June 21, 2016.

Scherer, R.C. (2017). “Laryngeal function during phonation,” Chapter 15 in Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, Fourth Edition by Robert Thayer Sataloff, Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego, pp 281-308 (ISBN: 978-1-59756709-1)