Diane Kewley-Port

Diane Kewley-Port

Professor Emeritus, Speech and Hearing Sciences


  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1981

Research interests

Psychophysical studies of speech and complex, non-speech sounds with normal and impaired listeners

Auditory models of speech processing

Computer-based speech training aids for improving disordered speech and for reducing foreign accent

Microcomputer applications of voice input/output for communication disorders


The Speech Acoustics Laboratory has a network of five experimental PC systems equipped with TDT hardware for psychophysical research. Software includes speech analysis and synthesis programs as well as data analysis packages. Additional facilities for digital recording and workstations for digital signal processing are available.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1987-1990
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1993


  • Edward Sapir Award from the New York Academy of Sciences for the best dissertation in Linguistics, 1981

Representative publications

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Brady, Michael A Field-Based Artificial Neural Network w/ Cerebella Model for Complex Motor Sequence Learning (May 2012) Beer, R. (Chair), Kewley-Port, D., Port, R., Bingham, G.
Cleary, M. Perception of Talker Differences in Normal-Hearning Children and Hearing-Impaired Children with Cochlear Implants (February 2003) Pisoni, D. B. (Co-Chair), Kirk, K. I., Kewley-Port, D. (Co-Chair), Busey, T. A.
Drennan, W. R. Sources of Variation in Profile Analysis: Individual Differences, Extended Training, Roving Level, Component Spacing and Dynamic Contour (November 1998) Watson, C. (Co-Chair), Robinson, D. (Co-Chair), Kewley-Port, D., Kidd, G. R., Eddins, D. A.
Fogerty, Daniel Perceptual Weighting of the Envelope and Fine Structure Across Frequency Bands During Continuous and Interrupted Speech (June 2010) Humes, L. (Co-Chair), Kewley-Port, D. (Co-Chair), Pisoni, D., Lentz, J.