Jennifer Gerometta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York
MPhil, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MS, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
BSW, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Phone: (914) 633-2036
Email: jgerometta@iona.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1 - 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - noon; and by appointment

Dr. Gerometta is an associate professor in the Speech Communication Studies Department at Iona College. She is a certified service-learning educator. On campus, Dr. Gerometta mentors and facilitates undergraduate research in speech perception and production. She is the faculty advisor for Hynes Institute Entrepreneurship Club and Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. She is currently the co-chair of the Student Affairs Committee. She serves as a faculty mentor to incoming undergraduates, and collaborates extensively with the International Student Engagement Program on campus. Dr. Gerometta incorporates service-learning pedagogy in courses where possible and appropriate in the Liberal Arts Core. Dr. Gerometta is currently the Communication Studies subject editor of the American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Dr. Gerometta is currently the Communication Studies subject editor of the American Journal of Undergraduate Research

Research Interests

Phonological awareness and preliteracy skill development in children with speech and language delays and disorders; transgender voice and communication training; accent addition/modification for English as a Second Language learners; network analysis of the developing mental lexicon; infant and child speech perception; role of caregiver speech in language development; and the role of phonotactic probabilities in language acquisition.

Awards

  • 2016-2017 Phi Sigma Sigma National Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Academic Innovation Grant, 2016
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Grant, 2015
  • Service Learning Mini-Grant, 2014
  • CELTIC Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
  • Therapist of the Year, Community Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2005

Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Association (ASHA)

Licensure

  • Speech-Language Pathologist, New York

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Gerometta, J. (2015) Network Modeling of the Mental Lexicon: Phonological Links Within and Between Communities. Ann Arbor: ProQuest LLC.
  • Yu, Y., Vidal, N., Datta, H., Gerometta, J., & Shafer, V. (2009) English vowel contrast perception on monolingual and bilingual 4‐to 7‐year olds: Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America125(4), 2776.
  • Gerometta, J. (2005) There’s More to It Than the Degree. ASHA Leader, 9,47.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2014: Calculating Frequency, Neighborhood Density & Phonotactic Probability in Words in Children's Literature 
  • National Council for Undergraduate Research Annual Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014: An Adaptive Online System for Calculating Lexical and Sublexical Components of Children’s Literature
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, November 2012: Neural Indices of Phonetics in Bilingual Children
  • New York State Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, April, 2012: An Oral History of Language Bias and Cultural Identity: Transforming Attitudes toward the Navajo Language
  • International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, CA, July 2011: Speech Development of Monolingual and Bilingual toddlers: Event-Related Potential Responses and Language measures
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, November 2009: Analysis of Phonotactic Probabilities in Infant Directed Speech
  • Acoustical Society of America Conference, Portland, May 2009: Neurodevelopmental Basis for Speech Discrimination
  • City University of New York Phonology Forum, Manhattan, January 2009: Exploring the Domain of "Foot" in Infant Directed Speech
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Conference, Chicago, November 2008: Frequent Word Analysis of Infant Directed Speech Across Communication Contexts