Erika S. Levy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Director of the Speech Production and Perception Lab and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Raised in Prague and Vienna, Dr. Levy received a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Linguistics from New York University, an M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology from Lehman College, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. She has published in the areas of treatment efficacy for the motor speech disorder of dysarthria, cross-language speech perception, and the bilingual lexicon. Her current research interests include treatment efficacy for intelligibility in children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy and in Spanish-, Mandarin-, and American-English-speaking adults with dysarthria due to Parkinson's Disease. In addition, her lab examines native Spanish speakers' perception and production of American English vowels. Dr. Levy is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and worked as pronunciation coach for Big Bird and Elmo of Sesame Street.