Alison Behrman, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Assistant Professor in Speech Communication Studies at Iona College, where she teaches courses in presentation skills, speech science, anatomy, and clinically focused topics in communication disorders. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University, and her PhD in speech physiology from Columbia University. She was Principal Investigator of an NIH grant exploring outcomes of voice therapy for patients with benign vocal fold lesions, and has ongoing research projects in voice disorders and accent management, with publications in peer-reviewed speech pathology, linguistics, and otolaryngology journals. Dr. Behrman maintains a private practice in corporate presentation skills, voice therapy, and accent modification.