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Eric S. Jackson

Assistant Professor

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Dr. Eric S. Jackson is an Assistant 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 is a NIH-funded clinician-scientist and Director of the stuttering and vvariability (savvy) lab at NYU. His research focuses on the variability of stuttering—the inconsistency with which stuttering events manifest themselves—and the factors that drive variability including social interaction and anticipation. Eric’s 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. Eric is a practicing speech-language pathologist with ten years of experience 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 worked as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the US and internationally since 2009, and he's currently an Affiliated Scientist at Haskins Laboratories. In his spare time, Eric is a musician, exerciser, and mostly plant-based eater.

Selected Publications

  • Warner, H*, Whalen, DH, & Jackson, ES. The Effect of Gap Duration on the Perception of Fluent Versus Disfluent Speech. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Jackson, ES, Miller, LR*, Warner, HJ*, & Yaruss, JS (in press). Adults Who Stutter Do Not Stutter during Private Speech. Journal of Fluency Disorders.
  • 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, 106139.
  • Jackson, ES, Wijeakumar, S, Beal, D, Brown, B, Zebrowski, P, & Spencer, JP (2020). Speech Planning and Execution in Children Who Stutter: Preliminary findings from a fNIRS investigation. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 91, 32-42.
  • 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, Rogers, NH, & Rogers, DB (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, Rogers, NH, Zebrowski, PM (2018). My client knows that he’s about to stutter: How can we address stuttering anticipation during therapy with young people who stutter? In 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, JF, 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.


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