Michael S. Vitevitch

Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 406
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:


Ph.D., 1997, University at Buffalo
Research Areas: Cognitive Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Network Science
  • Artificial Neural Networks


I am currently using mathematical tools from the emerging field known as network science to measure the structure that exists among phonological word-forms in the mental lexicon, employing behavioral tasks to examine how that global structure influences language-related processes (such as spoken word recognition and speech production), and using computational models to assess the ability of current psycholinguistic theories to account for these effects

Research Interests

  • Speech Perception
  • Speech Production
  • Auditory Change Detection
  • Language Across the Lifespan
  • Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Processing
  • Network Science

Selected Publications