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David Jenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • University of Tennessee, Speech and Hearing Science, Ph.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Speech Language Pathology, M.S.
  • Davidson College, Psychology, B.A.

Selected Research

  1. Jenson, D., Reilly, K. J., Harkrider, A. W., Thornton, D., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2018). Trait Related Internal Modeling Deficits in People Who Stutter: An EEG investigation of mu rhythm dynamics during spontaneous fluency. NeuroImage: Clinical.
  2. Kittilstvedt, T., Reilly, K. J., Jenson, D., Thornton, D., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2018). The Effects of Fluency Enhancing Conditions on Sensorimotor Control in Typically Fluent Speakers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,
  3. Saltuklaroglu, T., Harkrider, A. W., Thornton, D., Jenson, D., Kittilstvedt, T. (2017). EEG Mu (µ) Rhythm Spectra and Oscillatory Activity Differentiate Stuttering from Non-Stuttering Adults. NeuroImage 153, 232-245.
  4. Thornton, D., Harkrider, A. W., Jenson, D., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2017). Sensorimotor activity measured via oscillations of EEG mu rhythms in speech and non-speech discrimination tasks with and without segmentation demands. Brain and Language.
  5. Cuellar, M., Harkrider, A.W., Jenson, D., Thornton, D., Bowers, A., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2016). Time-frequency analysis of the EEG mu rhythm as a measure of sensorimotor int4egration in the latter stages of swallowing. Clinical Neurophysiology 127, 2625-2635.
  6. Jenson, D., Harkrider, A. W., Thornton, D., Bowers, A. L., & Saltuklaroglu, T. (2015). Auditory cortical deactivation during speech production and following speech perception: an EEG investigation of the temporal dynamics of the auditory alpha rhythm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 534.
  7. Jenson, D., Bowers, A. L., Harkrider, A. W., Thornton, D., Cuellar, M., & Saltuklaroglu, T. (2014). Temporal dynamics of sensorimotor integration in speech perception and production: independent component analysis of EEG data. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 656.

Research Interests

  • Neurophysiology of stuttering
  • Neural markers of stuttering
  • Neural biomarkers of persistence/recovery
  • Sensorimotor processes supporting speech perception and production

Courses Taught

  • SHS 377 – Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production
  • SHS 556 – Problems in Stuttering

David Jenson
David Jenson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor