Before joining the St. John’s faculty in 1980, Dr. Bell-Berti
was on the faculty of Montclair State College, leaving that
position to undertake a Individual Research Fellowship Grant (from
the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders
and Stroke) at the Haskins Laboratories in New Haven,
Connecticut. She is a member and a Fellow of the Acoustical
Society of America and of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association, and has served as a member of the Executive Council of
the Acoustical Society of America (2007-2010). In 1995, Dr.
Bell-Berti was co-editor, with Lawrence Raphael, of a Festschrift
in honor of Katherine Harris (Bell-Berti, F., & Raphael, L. J.
(Eds.). (1995). Producing speech: Contemporary Issues for
Katherine Safford Harris, Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Series. Woodbury, NY: American Institute of Physics).
Dr. Bell-Berti’s research is in the area ofexperimental
phonetics, especially speech motor control and the speech
perception and production of bilingual speakers.
B.S., The City College, City University of New York
Ph.D., Graduate School, City University of New York
Dr. Bell-Berti currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses
in the Speech Sciences, including Phonetics, Speech Science, and
Acoustics and Perception of Speech.
Fredericka Bell-Berti, B.S., Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
St. John’s Hall, Room 344