People whose Department is Communication Sciences and Theatre

Peggy F. Jacobson's picture
  • Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, City University of New York Graduate Center
Peggy F.

Associate Professor

  • The study of typical and atypical language acquisition in Spanish/English speaking immigrant communities [funded by the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health]
  • Project Nicaragua: to find services for individuals with special needs in Nicaragua

"Interdisciplinary collaboration as a Vincentian Research Fellow has given me a fuller understanding of the social, economic, political, and religious aspects of poverty. I have benefited from a strong shared commitment to justice among the Fellows."

St. John's University

Peggy F. Jacobson, a licensed Speech Pathologist, earned a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. Dr. Jacobson’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of child language disorders, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and the effects of poverty on communication development. Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/ National Institute of Health. She is a Senior Vincentian Research fellow at St. John’s University. Dr. Jacobson has traveled extensively to Nicaragua volunteering her services for children with disabilities and engaging other students and faculty in these endeavors.

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)