Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt


Eric S. Jackson

Associate Professor

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


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.

Selected Publications

  • Gold, N*, Goldway, N, Gerlach, H, Jackson, ES+ (submitted). Self-reported safety and effectiveness of classic psychedelics for stuttering.
  • Warner, H*, Shroff, R, Zuanazzi, A, Arenas, RA, Jackson, ES+ (submitted). Linguistic Attributes of Stuttered Speech
  • Goldfarb, J*, Orpella, J, Jackson, ES+ (2023). Eliciting Stuttering in School-age and Adolescent Stutterers.
  • Orpella, J, Flick, G, Assaneo, MF, Pylkanen, L, Poeppel, D, and Jackson, ES+ (preprint). Global Motor Inhibition Precedes Stuttering Events.
  • Jackson, ES, Dravida, S, Zhang, X, Noah, JA, Gracco, V, Hirsch, J. (2022). Activation in Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Underlies Stuttering Anticipation. Neurobiology of Language, 1-95.
  • Assaneo, MF, Ripollés, P, Tichenor, SE, Yaruss, JS, and Jackson, ES+. The Relationship Between Auditory-Motor Integration, Interoceptive Awareness, and Self-Reported Stuttering Severity. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 48.
  • Warner, H*, Whalen, DH, Jackson, ES+ (2022). The effect of gap duration on the perception of fluent versus disfluent speech. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 105896.
  • Jackson, ES+, Miller, LR*, Warner, HJ*, Yaruss, JS (2021). Adults Who Stutter Do Not Stutter When Producing Private Speech. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 70, 105878.
  • Jackson, ES, Wijeakumar, S, Beal, D, Brown, B, Zebrowski, P, & Spencer, JP (2021). Speech Planning and Execution in Children Who Stutter: A Preliminary fNIRS Investigation. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 91, 32-42.
  • Chong, H, Jackson, ES, Kraft SJ, Ambrose, N, Loucks, T (2021). Effects of Altered Auditory Feedback on Speech Fluency and Within- and Across-Utterance Kinematic Variability in Adults Who Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(7), 2539-2556.
  • Rodgers, NH & Jackson, ES+ (2021). Temperament is Linked to Avoidant Responses to Stuttering Anticipation. Journal of Communication Disorders. 93, 106139.
  • Jackson, ES, Gracco, V, Zebrowski, P (2020). Eliciting Stuttering in Laboratory Contexts. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 63(1), 143-150.
  • Jackson, ES, Rodgers, NH, & Rodgers, D (2019). An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Action Responses to Stuttering Anticipation. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 60, 1-10.
  • Jackson, ES, Wijeakumar, S, Beal, D, Brown, B, Zebrowski, P, & Spencer, JP (2019). A fNIRS Investigation of Speech Planning and Execution in Adults Who Stutter. Neuroscience, 406, 73-85.
  • Jackson, ES, Gerlach, H., Rodgers, NH, & Zebrowski, P (2018).  My client knows that he is about to stutter: How can we address stuttering anticipation during therapy with young people who stutter? Seminars in Speech and Language, 39(4). Thieme Medical Publishers.
  • Jackson, ES, Tiede, M, Beal, D, & Whalen, DH (2016). The Impact of Social-Cognitive Stress on Speech Variability, Determinism, and Stability in Adults Who Do and Do Not Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), 1295-1314.
  • Jackson, ES, Tiede, M, Riley, M, & Whalen, DH (2016). Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Sentence-Level Speech Kinematics. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), 1315-1326.
  • Jackson, ES, Yaruss, JS, Quesal, RW, Terranova, V, & Whalen, DH (2015). Responses of adults who stutter to the anticipation of stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 45, 38-51.
  • Klein, J, Jackson, ES, & Caggiano, L (2015). A Questionnaire for Parents of Children Who Stutter Attending a Self-Help Convention. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 25(1), 10-21.

author names order by contribution, except * - indicates student author, + - indicates senior author


Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program offers rigorous training for students seeking high-quality education in speech-language pathology.

Read More