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Charles S. Watson

Professor Emeritus Speech and Hearing Sciences
Phone: (812) 855-0710


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1963

Professional Experience

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, American Psychological Association, American Psychology Society, Sigma Xi

Research Interests


  • Perception of complex sounds, speech and nonspeech
  • Psychophysical methods
  • Computer-based teaching of speech
  • Individual differences in auditory abilities in adults and children
  • Factors associated with success or failure in grades 1-3

Dissertation Committee Service

Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Ferguson, S. H. Vowels in Clear and Conversational Speech: Talker Differences in Acoustic Features and Intelligibility for Normal-Hearing Listeners (July 2002) Kweley-Port, D. (Co-Chair), Watson, C. S., Humes, L. E., Pisoni, D. B. (Co-Chair), Jong, K. D.
Gygi, B. Factors in the Identification of Environmental Sounds (July 2001) Watson, C. S. (Co-Chair), Craig, J. C., Kidd, G. R., Port, R. F., Robinson, D. E. (Co-Chair)
Drennan, W. R. Sources of Variation in Profile Analysis: Individual Differences, Extended Training, Roving Level, Component Spacing and Dynamic Contour (November 1998)Watson, C. (Co-Chair), Robinson, D. (Co-Chair), Kewley-Port, D., Kidd, G. R., Eddins, D. A.