Will Evans is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. He directs the Language Rehabilitation and Cognition Laboratory in SHRS, holds a joint faculty appointment in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and is a member of the multi-PI Pittsburgh Translational Aphasia Research Initiative (PTARI). His primary research interest is in understanding and addressing the role of cognition, affect, and other “extra-linguistic” factors in aphasia rehabilitation. He seeks to develop novel behavioral language interventions that address these factors by incorporating counseling principles, adaptive computer-based training, and gamification. He teaches graduate coursework in the areas of counseling, aphasia, and cognitive-communication disorders, areas that are closely aligned with his research interests and clinical experience as a speech-language pathologist.
Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology