Dr. Eric S. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders department at NYU. He received his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from CUNY Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Eric's research focuses on the variability of stuttering—the context-based inconsistency with which stuttering events manifest themselves—and the factors that drive variability including social interaction and anticipation. His goal is to use basic science approaches and knowledge of the human experience to, ultimately, inform support mechanisms and intervention approaches to improve the lives of children and adults who stutter, and their families. Eric's work has been funded by the NIH and NSF since 2015. He is also a practicing speech-language pathologist with more than 15 years of experience and expertise in stuttering intervention. His own experience as a person who stutters informs his research, practice, and teaching.
Before joining NYU, Eric was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Iowa, a position supported by the National Science Foundation. He has been Visiting Professor at several institutions in the US and internationally since 2009, and he's currently an Affiliated Scientist in the Psychology department at NYU and at Haskins Laboratories. In his spare time, Eric is a musician, exerciser, confident home bartender.