Faculty Associates

Alexander L. Francis

Contact Information
Email: francisa@purdue.edu
Office: HEAV G34A Map
Phone: (765) 494-3815
Fax: (765) 494-0771
Homepage: Homepage
Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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PhD University of Chicago Psychology & Linguistics 1999

Research Interests

Speech perception, hearing impairment, cognitive aging, listening effort, noise sensitivity, noise and public health

Teaching Interests

Speech perception, attention, cognitive aging, acoustics, speech science


2022 - Clifford B. Kinley Trust
2022 - Purdue College of HHS Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
2020 - Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and Neurorehabilitation

Selected Publications

Exner, A. H., Francis, A. L., MacPherson, M. K., Darling-White, M., & Huber, J. E. (2023). The Effects Of Speech Task On Lexical Stress In Parkinson's Disease. American Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-17. DOI: 10.1044/2022_AJSLP-22-00185

Drown, L., Philip, B., Francis, A. L., & Theodore, R. M. (2022). Revisiting The Left Ear Advantage For Phonetic Cues To Talker Identification. The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America, 152(5), 3107-3123. DOI: 10.1121/10.0015093

Francis, A.L. (2022). Adding Noise Is A Confounded Nuisance. The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America, 152, 1375. Published Online Sept. 2, 2022. DOI: 10.1121/10.0013874

Love, J., Sung, W., & Francis, A. L. (2021). Psychophysiological Responses To Potentially Annoying Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning Noise During Mentally Demanding Work. The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America, 150(4), 3149-3163. DOI: 10.1121/10.0006383

Keehn, B., Kadlaskar, G., Bergmann, S., McNally Keehn, R., & Francis, A. (2021). Attentional Disengagement And The Locus Coeruleus - Norepinephrine System In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers In Integrative Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2021.716447

Xu, D., Newell, M., & Francis, A.L. (2021). Fall-related Injuries Mediate The Relationship Between Self-reported Hearing Loss And Mortality In Middle-aged And Older Adults. The Journals Of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences, 76(9), E213-e220. DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glab123

Francis, A. L., Bent, T., Schumaker, J., Love, J., & Silbert, N. (2021). Listener Characteristics Differentially Affect Self-reported And Physiological Measures Of Effort Associated With Two Challenging Listening Conditions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 83(4), 1818- 1841.DOI: 10.3758/s13414-020-02195-9

Law, W.L., Dmitrieva, O., & Francis, A.L. (2021). Language Attitudes Modulate Phonetic Interactions Between Languages In Bilingual Speakers In Diglossic Settings. Linguistic Approaches To Bilingualism, 11(3), 289-322.

Francis, A.L. & Love, J. (2020). Listening Effort: Are We Measuring Cognition, Affect, Or Both? Invited Review Article, WIREs Cognitive Science. E1514.

Xu, D., & Francis, A.L. (2019) Psychological Distress Mediates The Relationship Between Hearing Impairment And Cardiovascular Disease. Journal Of Speech, Language And Hearing Research; 62(8), 2872-2881.

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