Angela E. Reif, Ph.D.

Angela E. Reif, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology / Speech-Language Pathology
Office: POL 188C
Phone: 330-972-5331
Fax: 330-972-7884
Email: areif@uakron.edu


Research

Research and Clinical Interests:

  • Cognition and Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson Disease and other neurological diseases
  • Acoustic Characteristics of Infant Cry
  • Neurogenic Dysfluency
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Neuroscience related to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Publications

Refereed Publications  

  • Reif, A. E., & Goberman, A. M. (2021). Linguistic features of dysfluencies in Parkinson Disease. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 70, 105845. 
  • Sommers, Z., Reif, A. E., & Ruhlin, S. (2021). Past and Current Experiences of Voice Handicap Symptoms of Four Participants with Parkinson Disease. eHearsay, 11(1), 10-19. 
  • Whitfield, J. A., Reif, A., & Goberman, A. M. (2017). Voicing contrast of stop consonant production in the speech of individuals with Parkinson disease ON and OFF dopaminergic medication. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1387816  

Refereed Presentations  

  • Reif, A. (November, 2021). Clinical Implications of No Self-Regulatory Depletion in a Pilot Study of Individuals with Parkinson Disease. [Virtual Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. 
  • Reif, A., Albaba, C., Rezes, K. (2020, June-September). Pilot study finds no self-regulatory depletion in individuals with Parkinson Disease [Virtual Poster presentation]. Association for Psychological Science, Virtual Poster Showcase. 
  • Bonezzi, J., Meibos, A., Houston, K.T., & Reif, A.E. (2020, April). PP1114: Cochlear Implants and Executive Functioning Children: A Review of Current Literature [Virtual Poster Hall]. ePoster presented virtually for the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Audiology: AAA 2020 + HearTECHExpo, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Reif, A., Byrne, K., Summers, D. & Goberman, A. (2019, November). The effect of indirect cues on overlapping task response time in individuals with Parkinson Disease [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida. 
  • Reif, A., Summers, D. & Goberman, A. (2018, November). The relationship between cognitive performance and reaction times in individuals with and without Parkinson Disease [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  • Summers, D., Reif, A., & Goberman, A. (2018, November). Comparisons of Speech, Cognition, Anxiety, Depression, & Fatigue in Adults With & Without Parkinson Disease. [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  • Reif, A., Summers, D. & Goberman, A. (2018, February). Effect of Overlapping Tasks on Vocal and Manual Responses in Parkinson Disease(PD) [Poster presentation]. The Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, Georgia. 
  • Goberman, A., Blomgren, M., Whitfield, J., Reif, A., & DeLong, C. (2016, November). DisfluentSpeech Characteristics of Individuals With Parkinson's Disease: Three Perspectives [Conference presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • Reif, A. & Goberman, A. (2016, March). Do Parkinsonian Dysfluencies Align With Established Characteristics Of Neurogenic Stuttering? [Poster presentation]. The Conference on Motor Speech, Newport Beach, California. 
  • Reif, A., Summers, D. & Goberman, A. Cry Latency and spectral measures as cues to infant health. (2015,November) [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado. 
  • Krause, M., Parlette, H., & Reif, A. (2014, November) Sentence Repetition and Attention Switching After TBI: A Pilot Study [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida. 
  • Krause, M., Fought, E., Muhvic, K., Reif, A., & Smith, O. (2014, November). Promoting Bicycle Helmet Use on a College Campus [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida. 
  • Reif, A., Parlette, H., Krause, M., (2014, November). Exploring individual differences among healthy adults in complex speech processing using accuracy and speed measures [Poster presentation]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida. 
  • McLeannan, A., Lawrence, K, McNamee, K., Reif, A., & Menezes, C. (2012, March). Phonetics of Suspicion [Poster presentation]. Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Columbus, OH.  

Invited Presentations  

  • Reif, A.E. (2017, March 27). The Psychological Refractory Period in Parkinson Disease: Effects of response modality and cognitive complexity [Invited presentation]. Department of Psychology, Cognition Forum, Bowling Green, OH. 
  • Kriegel, Z., Perrine, B., Reif, A., Spangenberg, A., & Summers, D. (2016). Research as an Undergrad: Consuming and Contributing [Oral presentation]. National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • Reif, A.E. (2014, April 2). Self-regulatory depletion effects on speed within a complex speech processing task [Guest Lecture for CDIS 4760: Introduction to Research in Speech, Language and Hearing]. Bowling Green, OH.  

Regional Presentations  

  • Guest Speaker, Solon Parkinson Disease Support Group, “How Parkinson Disease (PD)Can Affect Cognition and Swallowing,” (July 15, 2019) 
  • Guest Speaker, Portage County Parkinson Disease Support Group, “How Parkinson Disease (PD) Can Affect Cognition and Swallowing,” (September 17, 2019) 
  • Guest Speaker, the American Legion Post 808, “Cognition and Brain Injury in Veterans” (October 15, 2018) 
  • Reif, A. E. (2017). “Beyond dysarthria: A look into fluency and cognition in Parkinson Disease.” Proseminar, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders BGSU, April 21. (Oral presentation). 
  • Whitfield, J. A. (2016). “Thesis Project Q & A.” Proseminar, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders BGSU, September 8. (Panel discussion lead by Whitfield; Reif served as panel member.). 
  • Reif, A.E. (2014)“Self-regulatory depletion effects on speed within complex speech processing.” Proseminar, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders BGSU, May 2. (Oral presentation). 


Courses

  • 7700:365 - Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language & Hearing (3 credits) Fall / Spring
  • 7700:230 - Language Science and Acquisition (4 credits) Fall 2020
  • 7700:631 - Cognitive Communicative Issues (3 credits) Fall / Spring
  • 7700:624 - Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders (3 credits) Spring
  • 7700:683 - Neuroscience for Communicative Disorders
  • 7700:650 - Advanced Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology (1-3 credits) Fall/Spring/Summer