Amee P Shah, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
 Title: Associate Professor
Director, Research Laboratory in Speech Acoustics & Perception
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: FH 223
 Phone: 216-687-6988
 Fax: 216-687-6993
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 223, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Foreign accent perception, accent modification, diversity, bilingualism, multicultural issues, second language development, neurolinguistics diversity and sensitivity training for healthcare communication issues in healthcare and corporations
Ph.D., Speech & Hearing Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2002
M.Phil., Speech & Hearing Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 1998
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Queens College, City University of New York, 1997
M.A., Linguistics, Bombay University, 1995
B.S., Audiology & Speech Rehabilitation, Bombay University, 1994
Brief Bio:
Dr. Amee Shah joined  Cleveland State University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Speech & Hearing Program. She teaches courses such as speech and hearing science, neurogenic communication disorders, language development, graduate theses seminars etc. She also directs research in the Speech Acoustics and Perception Laboratory, and supervises graduate speech-language pathology students in the Speech & Hearing Clinic at CSU.  Dr. Shah is certified and licensed by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has practiced speech-language pathology for seven years in New York City.  She is an experienced audiologist as well, having received her dual training from India.

Dr. Shah is a recognized expert in her research area involving perception and production of foreign accents. She has widely presented in these areas of research in national and international conferences, and has many publications in high-impact journals. She has been invited to serve on several review boards for peer-reviewed journals and national conferences.
Research Interests:
Dr. Shah's research is in the fields of Speech Science and Acoustic Phonetics. Her primary research interests involve the study of the processes of cross-linguistic speech production and perception, with a focus on Foreign-accented English. Some of the questions she is addressing are: What makes one sound "foreign"? How are most listeners able to tell when speech is foreign-accented, and more importantly, how are they able to identify the different accents? How do the ears, mind, and brain work to identify, and adapt to, accents?
This line of investigation can help bridge the gaps between basic science research and clinical practice with bilingual and nonnative speakers of English. In particular, this research can strengthen speech-language pathology services, ESL pedagogy, and help develop robust speech technology.
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Teaching Interests & Specialty:

Speech Science, Instrumentation in Speech & Hearing, Phonetics, Speech & language Development, Neurogenic language Disorders, Cognition and Cognitive Disorders, Reseach Methodology, Directed Studies/Graduate Theses
Professional Affiliations:
Acoustical Society of America (
American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (
Ohio Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (
Research Grants:
Analysis of Evidence-based Accent-modification: Integration of Classroom, Clinic and Computer Technology, Faculty Research Development (FRD) Grant, Cleveland State University, 2006-2008, $14,984

"STARS: Student Academic & Research Support Program Initiative", Engaged Learning Grant, College of Science, Cleveland State University, 2005-2007, $4008

Dissertation Enhancement grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2000-2001 (ranked among top five)

Post-doctoral Fellowship, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), McGill University, 2002-2004, $35000 per year for two years

Travel Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), June 2004

University Fellowship, Graduate Center, CUNY, 1996-2001

PSC-CUNY Tuition Award, Graduate Center, CUNY

Merit Scholarship, M.A. Linguistics, Bombay University