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Two CELESE faculty members promoted

We are pleased to announce that as of the start of AY2021, two faculty members have been promoted.


Ayaka Sugawara



Ayaka Sugawara has been promoted to the rank of associate professor. Ayaka joined CELESE in 2019 and has been busy working as the AR coordinator as well as coordinating unified testing for the various courses. In her research, she focuses on various interesting questions in the relationship between prosody and meaning and publishes and presents actively on these and other topics.


Ralph L. Rose


Ralph Rose has been promoted to the rank of professor. Ralph came to CELESE in AY2008 and has worked over the years in various positions including program coordinator, CBD and AR course coordinator, among other positions. In his research he has been focused on the study of hesitation phenomena in speech and has published numerous papers on the topic.