Bahr, Ruth, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
- Title: Professor and Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
- Phone: (813) 974-7161
- Office: PCD 4024/ ALN 226
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- Curriculum Vitae
Ruth Huntley Bahr is a Professor and Associate Dean for the Office of Graduate Studies. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a doctoral degree in experimental phonetics. Her primary research interests include spelling and written language, the nature of phonological representations in dialect speakers and second language learners, between and within speaker variability in forensic situations, and voice production in individuals with vocal disorders. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas. In addition, she has been working in the field of Forensic Phonetics for over 30 years, where she has specialized in speaker identification, tape authentication, and gunshot analysis, as well as testifying in numerous trials. She is a Fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the International Society of Phonetic Sciences. She received the Svend Smith Award for her work in applied phonetics and is currently serving as the President and Treasurer of the International Society of Phonetic Sciences and serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA). She has received specialty recognition in child language (BCS-CL) and currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
|B.S. with Honors||University of Virginia||1979|
|Ph.D.||University of Florida||1987|
- SPA 5204 Advanced Clinical Phonology
- SPA 6211 Advanced Vocal Disorders
- SPA 6805 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- SPA 6930 Advanced Clinical Applications in Phonology
- Lopez, E., Lee, S-H., Bahr, R., Carey, S., Mott, B., Fults, A., Lazinski, M., & Kim, E. S. (in press). Breathing techniques in collegiate vocalists: The effects of the mind-body integrated exercise program on singers’ posture, tension, efficacy, and respiratory function. In Lee, S-H. (Ed.), Lifecycle of the Performing Artist. New York: Routledge.
- Bahr, R. H., & Macrae, T. (2019). Phonological processes. In Ball, M. J., & Damico, J. S. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and DisordersVol. 3 (pp. 1383-1386). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
- Macrae, T., & Bahr, R. H. (2019). Relational analyses. In Ball, M. J., & Damico, J. S. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders Vol. 3(pp. 1592-1593). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
- Bahr, R. H., & Macrae, T. (in press). Phonological processes. In: Damico, J. S., & Ball, M. J. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences
- Macrae, T., & Bahr, R. H. (in press). Relational analyses. In: Damico, J. S., & Ball, M. J. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences.
- Bahr, R. H., Gier, T., & Conover, L. (2018). Covert contrast in the early development of speech sounds in children using cochlear implants. In Gósy, M. (ed.). Challenges in the Analysis and Processing of Spontaneous Speech (pp.139-156). Budapest, Hungary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
- Silliman, E. R., Bahr, R. H., Nagy, W., & Berninger, V. W. (2018). Language bases of spelling in writing during early and middle childhood: Grounding applications to struggling writers in typical writing development. In B. Miller, P. McCardle & V. Connelly (Eds.), Writing Development in Struggling Learners: Understanding the Needs of Writeres across the Lifecourse (pp. 99-119). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
- Bahr, R. H. & Silliman, E. R. (2015). Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders. London: Routledge.
- Bahr, R. H. (2015). Spelling strategies and word formation processes: Evidence from developmental and spelling ability data. In R. H. Bahr & E. R. Silliman (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders (pp. 193-203). London: Routledge.
- Bahr, R. H. & Silliman, E. R. (2015). Introduction: Rethinking the accepted wisdom in communication disorders. In R. H. Bahr & E. R. Silliman (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders (pp. 1-7). London: Routledge.
- Bahr, R. H., Lebby, S., & Wilkinson, L. C. (in press). Spelling error analysis of written summaries in an academic register by students with specific learning disabilities: Phonological, orthographic, and morphological influences. Reading and Writing.
- Smith, B. E, Bahr, R. H., & Hernandez, H N. (in press). Voice therapy with seniors: Attendance, outcomes, and associated patient characteristics. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Special Interest Group 3 Newsletter.
- Gósy, M., Bahr, R. H., Gyarmathy, D. & Beke, A. (2018). Dichotic listening and sentence repetition performance in children with reading difficulties.Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 32, 787-803.
- Smith, B. E, Bahr, R. H., & Hernandez, H N. (submitted). Voice therapy with seniors: Attendance, outcomes, and associated patient characteristics.
- Bahr, R. H., Silliman, E. R., Barker, R. M., & Berninger, V. W. (submitted). Relationships among phonology, orthography, and morphology in spelling derivations: It's an orchestration, not a solo performance.
- Gósy, M., Bahr, R. H., Gyarmathy, D. & Beke, A. (2018). Dichotic listening and sentence repetition performance in children with reading difficulties. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, ePub.
- Grieco, J. C., Bahr, R. H., Schoenberg, M. R., Conover, L., Mackie, L. N., & Weeber, E. J. (2016). Quantitative Measurement of Communication Ability in Children with Angelman Syndrome. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jar.12305
- Bahr, R. H., Silliman, E. R., Danzak, R., & Wilkinson, L. R. (2015). Bilingual spelling patterns in middle school: It’s more than transfer. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18, 73-91.
- Hollien, H., Bahr, R. H., & Harnsberger, J. (2014). Issues in forensic voice. Journal of Voice, 28, 170-184.
- Bahr, R. H., Silliman, E. R., Berninger, V. W., & Dow, M. (2012). Linguistic pattern analysis of misspellings of typically developing writers in grades 1 to 9. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 55, 1587-1599.