Viorica Marian, Ph.D.


Viorica Marian, Ph.D., is chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern University and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, psychology, and cognitive science. Dr. Marian received a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Emory University. Her research  focuses on bilingualism/multilingualism and the brain's ability to accommodate multiple languages at the same time, with a specific emphasis on language processing, language and memory, and language learning. Dr. Marian directs the Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Laboratory and uses cognitive, behavioral, and neurological measures to study human language capacity and the consequences of bilingualism for linguistic, cognitive, and neural function.