Williams S. Evans, Ph.D CCC-SLP

  • Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Will Evans is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar. He teaches coursework in the areas of adult neurogenic language and cognitive-communication disorders, and directs the Language Rehabilitation and Cognition Laboratory in SHRS. He also holds a research affiliation within the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, supporting the Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment and Education (PIRATE). His primary research interest is in the role of cognition, affect, and other “extra-linguistic” factors in aphasia. He seeks to develop novel behavioral language interventions that address these factors by incorporating counseling principles and adaptive computer-based training.