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Steven Small

Steven Small

Ashbel Smith Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests: Neurobiology of language

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Endowed Profile
Curriculum Vitae

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral - Neurology
University of Pittsburgh - 1991
University of Rochester - 1987
Ph.D. - Computer Science: AI/Cognitive Science
University of Maryland - 1980
A.B. - Mathematics
Dartmouth College - 1976


Demir-Lira, O. E., Asaridou, S. S., Raja Beharelle, A., Holt, A. E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Small, S. L. (2018). Functional neuroanatomy of gesture-speech integration in children varies with individual differences in gesture processing. Developmental Science, in press. 2018 - Publication
Santhanam, P., Duncan, E. S., & Small, S. L. (2018). Therapy-induced plasticity in chronic aphasia is associated with behavioral improvement and time since stroke. Brain Connectivity, in press. 2018 - Publication
Riley, J. D., Chen, E. E., Winsell, J., Davis, E. P., Glynn, L. M., Baram, T. Z., Sandman, C. A., Small, S. L., & Solodkin, A. (2018). Network specialization during adolescence: Hippocampal effective connectivity in boys and girls. Neuroimage, 175, 402-412.  2018 - Publication
Duncan, E. S., & Small, S. L. (2017). Changes in dynamic resting state network connectivity following aphasia therapy. Brain Imaging and Behavior, in press. 2017 - Publication
Keator, D. B., Chen, J., Nichols, N., Fana, F., Stern, H., Baram, T. Z., & Small, S. L. (2017). A semantic cross-species derived data management application. Data Science Journal, 16. 2017 - Publication
Asaridou, S. S., Demir-Lira, O. E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Small, S. L. (2017). The pace of vocabulary growth during preschool predicts cortical structure at school age. Neuropsychologia, 98, 13-23. 2017 - Publication

News Articles

Neurologist Named New Dean of School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Neurologist Named New Dean of School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Dr. Steven L. Small, professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine and director and chief scientific officer of the Medical Innovation Institute at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, has accepted appointment as dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences(BBS) at The University of Texas at Dallas.
New Researchers Bolster BBS’ Strength in Neuroscience, Psychology
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at The University of Texas of Dallas has added four tenure-track faculty since January, including new dean Dr. Steven Small who arrived in April.

The school also hired neurobiology professor Dr. Ana Solodkin and two assistant professors — Dr. Kendra Seaman and Dr. Meghan Swanson.

“BBS continues to evolve as we bring neurobiology, psychology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences together to understand brain and behavior across the lifespan,” Small said. “Our new hires each address this from a different angle.”