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Suzanne Adlof, Lab Director

Suzanne Adlof is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in addition to being the Lab Direct of the SCROLL Lab.  The long-term goals of her research are to improve the early identification of language and reading difficulties and develop effective interventions to remediate those difficulties. Ongoing projects are aimed at understanding developmental similarities and differences between reading and language subgroups, including dyslexia and specific language impairment, examining vocabulary development in children and adolescents, and developing effective pre-literacy interventions for young children.

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Lauren Bazemore, Graduate Research Assistant

Lauren is currently a second year student in the USC graduate program geared towards earning a Master of Speech Pathology (MSP) degree. She serves as a graduate assistant in the SCROLL lab and assists with the scoring of various assessments involved in the lab's on-going word learning study. Lauren previously earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at Presbyterian College where she discovered her passion for working with children. She hopes to continue working in the school setting as a Speech Language Pathologist following graduation.


Emily Fisher, Undergraduate Research Volunteer

Emily is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. She is double majoring in Experimental Psychology and English with a triple minor in Linguistics, Spanish, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She started volunteering at SCROLL in January 2016, beginning with the Word Learning Project. In the future she plans on attending graduate school for Speech Pathology, and outside of the lab she enjoys learning, reading, and swimming.

Amanda Harris, Undergraduate Research Volunteer

Amanda is a senior at the University of South Carolina and is graduating in spring 2017.  She will be graduating with a major in Public Health and a minor Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She plans to attend graduate school for Speech Language Pathology.  She joined the SCROLL lab during her spring semester for her sophomore year.  Currently she is assisting a fellow research associate on the Language Variation project, and she hopes to be awarded the Magellan scholarship in January 2017. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.


Alison Eisel Hendricks, Post-doctoral Fellow

Alison Eisel Hendricks is a post-doctoral fellow for SCROLL Lab. She recently finished her PhD at Penn State in Language Science and German Linguistics. She studies how elementary school students learn grammar when they are given different types of language input. Alison is the ERP coordinator for the Word Learning project. Outside of SCROLL Alison enjoys taking her puppy to the dog park.

Hannah Kinkead, Graduate Research Assistant

Hannah is a first year MSP student at the University of South Carolina.  She volunteered in the SCROLL Lab before entering the graduate program.  She has experience as a Spanish teacher with Teach For America.


Leslie Lancaster, Graduate Research Assistant

Leslie is a second year MCD student at the University of South Carolina and graduated with an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Communication Disorders. She previously volunteered in Dr. Adlof's lab for a short time in the summer of 2012. Leslie has experience as an ABA therapist working with adolescents with autism. She is originally from San Diego, CA. Her interests include crafting, the show Golden Girls and her cats.


Lindsay Mandel, Research Assistant

Lindsay graduated in December 2016 with a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been working in the SCROLL lab since September 2014 and will be assisting Dr. Adlof with the upcoming Prosody project. She hopes to attend a graduate program for Speech-Language Pathology in Fall 2017. In her free time, she loves traveling, tennis, spending time with family and playing with her dog Riley. 


Claire Parman, Graduate Research Assistant

Claire is a second year graduate student in the Master of Speech Pathology program at USC. Before coming to USC, Claire graduated from Furman University with degrees in Education and Spanish. She works as a graduate research assistant in the SCROLL lab. In this position she assists with data collection for the Word Learning and Dictionary Squared projects. Claire's professional interests include language development in monolingual and bilingual children, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and early intervention.


Joanna Scoggins, Project Coordinator

Joanna Scoggins is the Projects Coordinator for the SCROLL Lab. She earned her Master’s in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2001. She worked for 10 years as a Speech Language Pathologist and another 3 in the disabilities sector. Her professional areas of expertise include Augmentative/Alternative Communication and Developmental Disabilities across the lifespan. In addition to her work, Joanna enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.

Montana Tally, Undergraduate Research Volunteer

Montana is a junior at the University of South Carolina and will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Communications Sciences and Disorders. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Her career goal is to work with children as a Speech Language Pathologist. She currently serves as a volunteer at the SCROLL lab. 


SCROLL Alumni:

Sheida Abdi, Graduate Research Assistant, Magellan Scholar 2014
Pooja Adarkar, Research Assistant
Ellen Ashley, Graduate Research Assistant
Spencer Babb, Doctoral Student
Faith Baumann, Undergraduate Volunteer
Amanda Brammer, Undergraduate Research Volunteer
Julie Byard, Graduate Research Assistant
Alex Cattano, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Parker Charles, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Melanie Crouch, Magellan Scholar 2012-2013
Rebecca Duross, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Laura Fleming, Undergraduate Research Assistant, PRN Assessor
Madison Goehring, Undergraduate Research Volunteer
Leah Hunt, Graduate Research Assistant
Alyssa Ives, Graduate Research Assistant
Logan Judy, Magellan Scholar 2013-2014
Amarjit Kaur, Graduate Research Assistant
Hannah Kinkead, Undergraduate Research Volunteer
Adrienne Low, Graduate Research Assistant
Pooja Malhorta, Undergraduate Research Volunteer
Sara Mallon, Graduate Research Assistant
Elaine Miller, Project Coordinator
Hannah Patten, Graduate Research Assistant, Magellan Scholar 2013-2014
Caroline Smith, Graduate Research Assistant
Allison Randel, Research Associate
Sheneka White, Graduate Research Assistant
Kimberly Wood, Undergraduate Research Volunteer