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Dr. Peter Alfonso assumed his current position on March 1, 2007. In previous administrative appointments as chief research officer, Dr. Alfonso served as Vice President for Research at the University of North Dakota, Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Tennessee, and as Associate Provost for Research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a number of public and private sector science advocacy positions, including service on the Executive Committee of the NASULGC Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education, and the Board of Directors of the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation.
Peter Alfonso, Ph.D.
Tel: (401) 874-4576,
Fax: (401) 874-7832
Previous to research administrative positions, Dr. Alfonso was in residence at Indiana University Bloomington during the 1997-98 academic year, where as a Fellow of the American Council on Education, he worked with the President, Chancellor, and Vice President for Research. From 1991-99 Dr. Alfonso served as Professor and Head of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and from 1977-91 as research scientist at the Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut and as assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Alfonso has held a number of adjunct research and academic appointments in the U.S. and abroad. Since taking his Ph.D. in Speech Science and Experimental Phonetics from Purdue University in 1977, he has been awarded over $20M in federal research awards, and has published over 130 book chapters, articles, and abstracts in speech acoustics, speech perception, and speech physiology, particularly in the areas of speech motor control in normal and speech disordered populations. Dr. Alfonso is a 1990 Fulbright Research Scholar to The Netherlands, a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Fellow of the American Council on Education.