Amanda (Mandy) Hampton Wray is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. She is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who studies the development of neural systems that support and interact with language, including attention, in populations with typical language abilities as well as individuals with communication disorders. Her research uses incorporates behavioral and neurophysiological measures to evaluate neural processes that underlie language. Her research program is currently supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Prior to joining Pitt CSD, Hampton Wray was an assistant professor in Communicative Sciences & Disorders at Michigan State University. She earned her MS in Speech-Language Pathology and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University and completed postdoctoral training in Psychology at the University of Oregon.