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Rebecca Eilers, Ph.D. Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle); Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics 1976 to present; Co-Principal Investigator, Vocal Development in Handicapped Infants and Bilingual Literacy Grants.
Maria C. Ferná, Ph.D. Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies, 1978; Research Associate, Dept. of Pediatrics 1983 to present; has worked in school, hospital, and clinic settings in New York and Puerto Rico; born in Cuba, educated in Puerto Rico.
Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Kansas, 1979; Professor and Director of the Linguistics Program, Florida International; Senior Lecturer, Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor; child language acquisition in English and Spanish; theoretical perspectives on second language acquisition.
D. Kimbrough Oller, Ph.D. Psychology, Psycholinguistics, University of Texas 1971; Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics 1976 to present; Co-principal Investigator, Vocal Development in Handicapped Infants and Bilingual Literacy Grants; concurrent secondary appointment at Univ. of Fla. Dept of Speech, formerly Research Associate in Speech and Hearing, University of Washington; graduate work in Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics.
Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D. Linguistics (Interdepartmental), University of Miami, 1988; MS in TESOL, 1980; Lecturer in English, Acting Director of Composition; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology; Fulbright Lectureship in Italy, 1993.
Vivian M. Umbel, Ph.D. Psychology, University of Miami, 1988; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology; Research Associate, Mailman Center, Psychological and Education Center for Children and Adolescents; previous work as a Social Worker at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Human Resources Division in Miami; balanced Spanish-English bilingual.