Our Research Team
Hope Sparks Lancaster is the Director of the Etiologies of Language and Literacy Laboratory in the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr. Lancaster studies language and literacy development and disorders and is particularly interested in behavioral and genetic overlaps between speech disorders, developmental language disorder, and dyslexia. She also studies language and literacy development in individuals with other conditions, such as cleft palate.
Favorite book(s): American Gods, Green Rider
Mia Haschenburger is the Manager of the Etiologies of Language and Literacy Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her B.Sc. at McGill University. Her responsibilities include research coordination, laboratory operations, as well as contributing to manuscript and research grant proposal preparation.
Favorite book(s): The Warlord Chronicles