Jonathan Preston portraitDr. Jonathan Preston, Speech Production Laboratory Director

Associate Professor,  Syracuse University Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Office Phone: 315.443.3143   /  E-mail:

Dr. Preston is a certified speech-language pathologist.  He completed his PhD at Syracuse University in 2008.
He also completed postdoctoral training at  Haskins Laboratories, where he retains a research affiliation.
Go to Jonathan Preston’s Faculty Page.

Megan Leece portraitMegan Leece, Research Speech Language Pathologist

Office Phone: 315.443.1351 / E-mail:

Megan Leece is a certified speech-language pathologist who works in the laboratory on various research projects. Visit Megan’s profile.

Nina R. Benway, PhD candidate


Nina is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is pursuing a PhD.  Her interests are in assessment and treatment of school-age children with speech sound disorders, including twice exceptional children. Visit Nina’s profile.

Nicole Caballero, PhD student


Nicole is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She conducts assessments and treatment with children with speech sound disorders as part of our research, and she is pursuing a PhD part-time. She also works in the Gebbie Speech-Language Clinic.

Benedette Herbst

Benedette (Benny) Herbst, PhD student


Benedette is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and PhD student. Her interests are in childhood speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech.

Dr. Molly Beiting, postdoctoral scholar


Dr. Beiting is a certified speech-language pathologist and researcher with interests in speech sound disorders, particularly the assessment and treatment of children with complex communication profiles. Molly completed her PhD at Temple University in 2022.


Current Lab Personnel

Claire Cooke (MS student)
Allison Corsetti (UG student)
Michela Eivers (UG student)
Kelly Garcia (MS student)
Maya Kumar (4+1 student)
Olivia Flaherty (SLP)
Danielle Kealy (SLP)
Rachel Koury (UG student)
Abigail Matejko-Lima (UG student)
Kerry McNamara (SLP)
Kylee Peterson (MS student)
Martine Schultheiss (UG student)
Kellie Smigel (MS student)
Stephanie Urlass (SLP)

Former students

Anjie Alarcon
Molly Balsiero
Maddie Broulliard
Raya Campeas
Jaylin Cole
Kari Cumber
Kara Comins
Sawsan El Halabi
Gabriela Holliman-Lopez
Lynne Harris (SLP)
Morgan McLenithan
Lauren Peduto
Jennifer Perez
Cora Pokrifka
Arooj Qumar
Haley Rankin-Baur
Alicia Rossi
Hanna Schmitz
Jenna Sacco
Greta Sjolie
Jackie Storto
Caitlin Vose, Postdoctoral Fellow
Connor Walsh
Haley Weaver
Mialy Wells
Abbey Zych