Kristin Van Engen

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Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Kristin Van Engen teaches in the Linguistics Program at Washington University and runs the PsychLing lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her research, which has been supported by the NIH and published in journals such as Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, and Language and Cognitive Processes, focuses on the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that support successful speech communication in the face of challenges such as noise, hearing loss, and unfamiliar accents.

Dr. Van Engen earned a BA in English from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She lives in St. Louis and attends Grace and Peace Fellowship with her husband Abram and their children, Simon and Grace.