Bob Slevc is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology, part of the program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS), and a Research Associate Professor in the Maryland Language Science Center. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego and was a postdoctoral scholar at Rice University before coming to UMD. His primary interests are (1) the cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing (especially language production) in both normal and brain-damaged populations and (2) music perception/cognition and how the processing of language and music are (and are not) related.

Areas of Interest

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Music Perception/Cognition
  • Language Production
  • Aphasia
  • Second Language Acquisition

Doctoral Programs

  • Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS)


  • PhD
    University of California, San Diego
  • BA
    University of Colorado, Boulder

Current Students

L. Robert Slevc
1147E Biology/Psychology Building
Department of Psychology
slevc [at]