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Lab Director, Dr. Anthony D. Koutsoftas

profPhoto1_SHU20111-300x214Dr. Anthony D. Koutsoftas is the director of the Reading, Oral Language, and Writing Lab (ROW-Lab) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. He earned his Bachelors degree from New York University, his Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Arizona State University. He worked for five years as a school-based SLP for the NYC Department of Education.  His research interests include reading, writing, and oral language development in typical and atypical populations, as well as the relationships between these skills. He is a big fan of chocolate chip cookies and always tries to match his attire and his PowerPoint presentation. He has published in peer reviewed journals including: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Educational Research, Perspectives in School-Based Issues, and The Elementary School Journal . He has presented at conferences including the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, and the Society for Scientific Studies in Reading.
Curriculum Vitae available here.
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Michelle Lowry, Doctoral Student
Michelle Lowry is a doctoral student in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration with a focus in Speech Language Pathology at Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, and her master’s degree from Seton Hall University. She has worked for the past five years as a speech language pathologist in a variety of settings including private practices, inpatient hospitals, and homecare. After completing her master’s degree, Michelle worked as a research assistant in Australia examining sequential verse simultaneous bilingual Spanish/English language development in young children. Michelle is currently working for TobiiDynavox, a company for eye gaze technology and assistive technology for communication purposes. Her research interests include language and literacy with a focus on writing and oral language development in bilingual vs. monolingual populations.