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Research Assistants

Current Research Assistants 
(Listed alphabetically by last name)


Ashley Long, 3rd year Au.D student 
Ashley is a 3rd year Au.D student. She is originally from fremont,Ohio. She received her B.A in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University in 2010. In Dr. DiGiovanni's lab, Ashley is currently working on her 3rd year research project on the Auditory Stroop Task.

Jennifer Mikol, 1st year Au.D student
Jennifer is a 1st year Au.D student from Binghamton , New York. She received her B.S in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2013. In Dr. DiGiovanni's lab she is helping edit presentations, update and maintain the web page, editing papers, and helping to complete a research project.


Naveen Nagaraj, Ph.D
Naveen has just received his Ph.D. He is originally from Coorg, India. He received his B.S and M.A from the All India Institute for Speech and Hearing in 2001. After graduation he worked from 5 years in India and 3 more years in Australia before coming to Ohio University. In Dr. DiGiovanni's lab, Naveen has worked on numerous research projects and publications.

Travis Riffle, 3rd year Ph.D. student
Travis is a 3rd year Ph.D student from Point Pleasant, West Virgina. He received his B.S in Pre-Med/ Biology from The University of Charleston. In Dr. DiGiovanni's lab, Travis is currently working on submitting two manuscripts for publication review. Travis submitted his first year project on Assessing listening efforts in hearing-impaired individuals using cognitive tasks in various background environments and has previously worked on similar research regarding individuals with normal hearing.