Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan is a visiting assistant professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. She is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and speech-language language pathologist interested in investigating the brain systems supporting language development and speech processing. Her work bridges communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, and educational neuroscience with applications to basic and applied research in the field of speech-language pathology. In her current position teaching graduate students in the speech language and learning program, Dr. Brennan draws from her experience both as a clinician and as a scientist. Recently, she conducted research in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern focusing on how the auditory cortex encodes phonemes, how it synthesizes phonemes into words, and how these processes are affected by experience. Brennan’s research projects have utilized standardized behavioral measures, experimental tasks, and neuroimaging (fMRI) and included children and adults. She earned her PhD and MA from Northwestern University.


PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University
MA Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA Communication Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University

Christine Brennan

Visiting Assistant Professor


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Room 1-265
Evanston, IL 60208