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Dr. Mary Fagan

Assistant Professor
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Communication Sciences and Disorders
Expertise: Infant Vocalization; Speech Development; Mother-Infant Interactions; Vocabulary Acquisition; Hearing Infants; Cochlear Implants
San Diego State University, Bachelor of Arts
San Diego State University, Master of Arts
University of Missouri, Ph.D.



Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Fagan, M. K., Eisenberg, L. S., & Johnson, K. C. (2020). Investigating Early Pre-implant Predictors of Language and Cognitive Development in Children with Cochlear Implants. In M. Marschark & H. Knoors (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of deaf studies in learning and cognition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Kondaurova, M. V., Fagan, M. K., & Zheng, Q. (2020). Vocal imitation between mothers and their children with cochlear implants. Infancy, 00, 1-24 online ahead of print. Doi: 10.1111/infa.12363
Osman, K. L., Kohlberg, S., Mok, A., Brooks, R., Lind, L. A., McCormack, K., Ferreira, A., Kadosh, M., Fagan, M. K., Bearce, E., Nicholas, N. L., Coates, J. R., Lever, T. E. (2020). Optimizing the translational value of mouse models of ALS for dysphagia therapeutic discovery. Dysphagia, 35, 343-359.
Kondaurova, M., V., Smith, N. A., Zheng, Q., Reed, J., & Fagan, M. K. (2020). Vocal turn taking between mothers and their children with cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 41, 362-373.
Fagan, M. K. (2019). Exploring in silence: Hearing and deaf infants explore objects differently before cochlear implantation. Infancy, 24, 338-355.
Fagan, M. K. & Doveikis, K. N. (2019). What mothers do after infants vocalize: Implications for vocal development or word learning? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 2680-2690.
Bushman, B., & Fagan, M. K. (2018). Public library programs and accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the United States. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24, 74-83.
Fagan, M. K. & Doveikis, K. N. (2017). Ordinary interactions challenge proposals that maternal verbal responses shape infant vocal development. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 2819-2827.
Fagan, M. K. (2016). Spoken vocabulary development in deaf children with and without cochlear implants. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of deaf studies in language (pp. 132-145). New York: Oxford University Press.
Fagan, M. K. (2015). Why repetition? Repetitive babbling, auditory feedback, and cochlear implantation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 137, 125-136.
Fagan, M. K. (2015). Cochlear implantation at 12 months: Benefits and limitations for vocabulary development. Cochlear Implants International, 16, 24-31.
Fagan, M. K. (2014). Frequency of vocalization before and after cochlear implantation: Dynamic effect of auditory feedback on infant behavior. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 126, 328-338.
Fagan, M. K., Bergeson, T. R., & Morris, K. J. (2014). Synchrony, complexity and directiveness in mothers' interactions with infants pre- and post-cochlear implantation. Infant Behavior and Development, 37, 249-257.