Kristin Van Engen

Kristin Van Engen

Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Linguistics
PHD, Northwestern University
BA, Calvin University
research interests:
  • Speech perception
  • Audiovisual speech recognition
  • Listening effort
  • Communication across accents

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1125
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​Kristin Van Engen’s research is directed at understanding human speech perception and processing, with a focus on the sensory and cognitive mechanisms that support successful communication in challenging listening conditions.

Van Engen is guided by particular concerns for 1) how linguistic experience shapes speech perception and processing and 2) how signal-intrinsic (e.g., accent) and signal-extrinsic factors (e.g., noise) interact to modulate the success of communication.