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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.


Emily Fisher, Undergraduate Research Assistant

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.  She has since received funding through the Honors College to continue working in the lab. 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 was 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.  She will soon be moving on to a position at the University of Buffalo as an Assistant Professor.

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.


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
Lauren Bazemore, Graduate Research Assistant
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
Leslie Lancaster, Graduate Research Assistant
Adrienne Low, Graduate Research Assistant
Pooja Malhorta, Undergraduate Research Volunteer
Sara Mallon, Graduate Research Assistant
Lindsay Mandel, Research Assistant
Elaine Miller, Project Coordinator
Claire Parman, Graduate Research Assistant
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