Department of Psychological Sciences

Susan Teubner-Rhodes

Susan Teubner-Rhodes

Susan Teubner-Rhodes


  • 2017, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hearing Research Program, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2014, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2008, B.A., Psychology, English, Colgate University

About Susan Teubner-Rhodes
Assistant Professor

Language is an essential element of what it means to be human. We use it every day to express ourselves, and it allows us to make meaningful connections with others. Dr. Teubner-Rhodes investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support language processing under conditions of uncertainty, when communication is most likely to break-down. Research in her laboratory uses converging behavioral (choice reaction time, preferential looking, eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI) techniques to explore how individual differences in domain-general cognitive functions, such as working memory, cognitive control, and persistence, influence language processing across the lifespan.

Dr. Teubner-Rhodes will be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2021.

Representative Publications

Google Scholar
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Bolger, D. J., & Novick, J. M. (2017). Conflict monitoring and detection in the bilingual brain.Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728917000670
  • Vaden, K. I. Jr., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Ahlstrom, J. B., Dubno, J. R., & Eckert, M. A. (2017). Cingulo-opercular activity affects incidental memory encoding for speech in noise. NeuroImage. 157, 381-387. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.028
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Vaden, K. I. Jr., Dubno, J. R., & Eckert, M. A. (2017). Cognitive persistence: Development and validation of a novel measure from the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Neuropsychologia, 102, 95-108. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.027
  • Hussey, E. K., Harbison, J. I., Teubner-Rhodes, S. E., Mishler, A., Velnoskey, K., & Novick, J. M. (2017). Memory and language improvements following cognitive control training. J Exp Psychol: Learn Mem Cogn. 43(1), 23-58. doi:10.1037/xlm0000283
  • Eckert, M. A., Teubner-Rhodes, S., & Vaden, K. I. Jr. (2016). Is listening in noise worth it? The neurobiology of speech recognition in challenging listening conditions. Ear Hear, 37, 101S-110S. doi:10.1097/aud.0000000000000300
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Vaden, K. I. Jr., Cute, S., Yeatman, J. D., Dougherty, R. F., & Eckert, M. A. (2016). Aging-resilient associations between the arcuate fasciculus and vocabulary knowledge: Microstructure or morphology? J Neurosci, 36(27), 7210-7222. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.4342-15.2016
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S. E., Mishler, A., Corbett, R., Andreu, L., Sanz-Torrent, M., Trueswell, J., & Novick, J. M. (2016). The effects of bilingualism on conflict monitoring, cognitive control, and garden-path recovery. Cognition, 150, 213-231. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.02.011
  • Kan, I. P., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Drummey, A. B., Nutile, L., Krupa, L., & Novick, J. M. (2013). To adapt or not to adapt: The question of domain-general cognitive control. Cognition, 129, 637-651. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.09.001

Last Updated: September 15, 2022