Brad Story

Affiliated Faculty

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PhD, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 1995
BS, Applied Physics, University of Northern Iowa, 1987

Research Interests:

  • Computational modeling of speech production
  • Acoustic signal processing
  • Movement analysis
  • Motor control
  • Speech perception

Teaching Interests:

  • Acoustics
  • Speech physiology
  • Speech perception
  • Motor control of speech


Brad Story’s research interests are the acoustics, mechanics and physiology of human sound production. The structure and function of the respiratory, laryngeal and upper airway systems are studied collectively as a single instrument of communication that produces sound embedded with layers of information. Whereas most of this work is directed toward understanding the sound-producing mechanisms of speech, related research interests are the singing voice, animal communication, musical instruments and understanding how listeners decode the information in the acoustic speech signal. 

Story’s primary faculty appointment is in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences where he is the associate department head. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, or ASA, and recipient of the ASA’s Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education. He is also a Galileo Circle Fellow in the UA College of Science.

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