Kelsey Mankel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

4055 N. Park Loop, Room 3035
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Kelsey Mankel, Ph.D.

About Kelsey Mankel

Dr. Kelsey Mankel is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the Institute for Intelligent Systems. She joined the faculty in 2023. Previously, she received her B.S. in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Music from Central Michigan University and her PhD from the University of Memphis. Dr. Mankel currently directs the Cognitive Neuroscience of Hearing Lab (CNHL). Her research focuses on how the brain processes complex sounds like speech and music using tools such as EEG and eye-tracking. She examines how auditory perception and brain function are influenced by experiences like music training, learning, and noise exposure as well as individual differences. Her work spans both basic science and clinical applications, highlighting the dynamic relationship between hearing, cognition, and neuroplasticity.