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Susan Teubner-Rhodes

Susan Teubner-Rhodes

Assistant Professor

Psychological Sciences

Susan Teubner-Rhodes

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211 Thach Hall

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hearing Research Program, Medical University of South Carolina

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

BA, Colgate University

About Me

Dr. Teubner-Rhodes received her BA in Psychology and English from Colgate University and her PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland-College Park. Prior to joining the Auburn family, Dr. Teubner-Rhodes was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Assistant Professor in the Hearing Research Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her research interests include how cognitive and language function change across the lifespan and the role that the aging brain plays in this process. When not in the lab, Dr. Teubner-Rhodes can be found hiking with her family.

Dr. Teubner-Rhodes will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2024.

DEI Activities

  • Mentor and group leader for the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychology Education (SCOPE), aimed at mentoring BIPOC students on the graduate application process and how to reach their career goals.
  • Primary research mentor for the NIH T32 Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) mentoring a PhD trainee from an underrepresented population in biomedical research.


Language, Attention and Memory Lab

Research Interests

cognitive and neural mechanisms that support language processing


  • Vaden, K. I. Jr., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Ahlstrom, J. B., Dubno, J. R., & Eckert, M. A. (2022). Evidence for cortical adjustments to perceptual decision criteria during word recognition in noise. NeuroImage, 253, 119042.
  • Eckert, M. A., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Vaden, K. I., Jr., Ahlstrom, J. B., McClaskey, C. M., & Dubno, J. R. (2022). Unique patterns of hearing loss and cognition in older adults’ neural responses to cues for speech recognition difficulty. Brain Structure and Function, 227, 203-218.
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S. (2020). Cognitive persistence and executive function in the multilingual brain during aging. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 568702.
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Bolger, D. J., & Novick, J. M. (2017). Conflict monitoring and detection in the bilingual brain.Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728917000670
  • Vaden, K. I. Jr., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Ahlstrom, J. B., Dubno, J. R., & Eckert, M. A. (2017). Cingulo-opercular activity affects incidental memory encoding for speech in noise. NeuroImage. 157, 381-387. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.028
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Vaden, K. I. Jr., Dubno, J. R., & Eckert, M. A. (2017). Cognitive persistence: Development and validation of a novel measure from the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Neuropsychologia, 102, 95-108. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.027
  • Hussey, E. K., Harbison, J. I., Teubner-Rhodes, S. E., Mishler, A., Velnoskey, K., & Novick, J. M. (2017). Memory and language improvements following cognitive control training. J Exp Psychol: Learn Mem Cogn. 43(1), 23-58. doi:10.1037/xlm0000283
  • Eckert, M. A., Teubner-Rhodes, S., & Vaden, K. I. Jr. (2016). Is listening in noise worth it? The neurobiology of speech recognition in challenging listening conditions. Ear Hear, 37, 101S-110S. doi:10.1097/aud.0000000000000300
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S., Vaden, K. I. Jr., Cute, S., Yeatman, J. D., Dougherty, R. F., & Eckert, M. A. (2016). Aging-resilient associations between the arcuate fasciculus and vocabulary knowledge: Microstructure or morphology? J Neurosci, 36(27), 7210-7222. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.4342-15.2016
  • Teubner-Rhodes, S. E., Mishler, A., Corbett, R., Andreu, L., Sanz-Torrent, M., Trueswell, J., & Novick, J. M. (2016). The effects of bilingualism on conflict monitoring, cognitive control, and garden-path recovery. Cognition, 150, 213-231. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.02.011
  • Kan, I. P., Teubner-Rhodes, S., Drummey, A. B., Nutile, L., Krupa, L., & Novick, J. M. (2013). To adapt or not to adapt: The question of domain-general cognitive control. Cognition, 129, 637-651. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.09.001