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Fredericka Bell-Berti

Professor Emerita
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., Graduate School, City University of New York
B.S., The City College, City University of New York

Fredericka Bell-Berti, Professor Emerita in the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a Speech Scientist.  Most of her research has focused on speech production in healthy adults, with some recent work looking at speech-timing changes in the speech of persons with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.  Dr. Bell-Berti joined the faculty of St. John’s in 1980 as an Assistant Professor. She was awarded the rank of Professor in 1987.  She served on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Council from 1981 through 2014, the University Personnel Committee from 1995-2001 and from 2010-2012, and served as Department Chair from 2001-2010.

Dr. Bell-Berti earned a biology from the City College of the City University of New York and  Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1973.  In addition, Dr. Bell-Berti has been active in scholarly and professional societies, and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and of the Acoustical Society of America, where she has served as a member of the Executive Council and as chair of several committees.  Dr. Bell-Berti has a substantial publication and presentation record.