Current Members of the ACN Lab:

Lab Director

Paul Fillmore

Dr. Fillmore joined the Baylor faculty in Fall of 2015. Prior to coming to Baylor, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship and served as research faculty at the University of South Carolina (2010-2015) and served as an adjunct faculty member at Vanguard University (2008-2009). Dr. Fillmore is an auditory cognitive neuroscientist by training, with expertise in adult neurogenic communication disorders.

Graduate Students

Raquel Cordivari

Raquel joined the lab in the fall of 2020 after completing her undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh, with a major in Communication Science and Disorders. In addition to being a Resident Assistant (RA) for three years, she volunteered in the Child Language and Literacy Lab during her sophomore year. She is passionate about all things neurological, and desires to become a medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the future. Her passions are plentiful, ranging from music, to minimalism, to dark chocolate, as well as the outdoors, and she is excited to take on the opportunity of being a Graduate Assistant under Dr. Fillmore.

Clare Kuhlmann

My name is Clare Kuhlmann, and I am a CSD graduate student at Baylor University. I received my B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Baylor, and have been a part of the ACN Lab since the fall of 2018. My main areas of interest, within the realm of CSD, include voice and neurologically-based disorders. During my undergraduate career in the lab, I worked on studies using simulated horse-riding for adults with aphasia. Outside of lab, I am a member of Baylor Bella Voce, and take a particular interest in human diseases and epidemiology.

Amelia Skelton

Amelia entered the Baylor CSD Graduate program in Fall 2020 and began working as a graduate assistant in the ACN Lab. She received a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also worked as a research assistant in the Lang Stuttering Institute. Her research interests include using neurological techniques to improve interventions for speech and language impairments.

Caroline Wirth

Hello, my name is Caroline Wirth and I began volunteering in the lab in Fall 2020. I am a Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate student at Baylor University. In May, I received my bachelor’s in Communication and Science Disorders. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted research in the realm of voice examining the multiple methods for collecting Phonation Threshold Pressure. One of my main interests in the field of speech-language pathology is studying neurologically-based disorders, and I am thrilled to be a part of Dr. Fillmore’s neurological studies.  Some of my other interests lie within the scope of craniofacial abnormalities,  voice, feeding, swallowing, and fluency.

Madison Womble 

My name is Madison Womble, and I am from Athens, Texas. I am a graduate student studying speech-language pathology. I received my B.S. in Communication Disorders and Science with a minor in Psychology from Texas State University. During my undergraduate career, I completed an honor thesis examining the perception of articulation of children with cleft palates. My current research interests are focused in the areas of dementia and aphasia. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, spending quality time with family and friends, and exploring Waco.

Sarah Stevens

Sarah came to Baylor University in the fall of 2019 as a leveling student, which is a program specifically for students who previously obtained a degree in something other than communication sciences & disorders. After graduating with her MBA in 2018, she felt called to the field of speech pathology, and is thrilled with her decision. She has worked in the ACN lab since her start at Baylor, and her research interests include interventions for neurologically based speech-language disorders, as well as dementia and AAC.

Undergraduate Students

Humaira Islam

My name is Humaira Islam, and I am from Denton, Texas. I am a junior Neuroscience major, with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and Biochemistry, and I am on the Pre-Med track. I have been a member of Dr. Fillmore’s lab since the spring of 2020, and plan to continue doing research here until I graduate in the spring of 2022. Outside of lab, I am a member of BMSA (Baylor Medical Student Association) and Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience Honor Society). I also enjoy playing hockey (when I can find a rink) and I love going on hikes with my friends and family.

Claire Hudson

My name is Claire Hudson, and I am from Sugar Land, Texas. I am a senior, pursuing my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders  with a concentration in Speech Pathology. After graduation, I plan on getting my master’s degree and working as a medical Speech Pathologist. Outside of the lab, I enjoy being involved with NSSLHA, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends and family.

Sydney Standley

My name is Sydney Standley and I am from Columbus, Ohio. I am a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major. When I graduate from Baylor University I plan on pursuing my doctorate degree in Audiology, and later hope to become an Audiologist. Outside of Dr. Fillmore’s research lab I am an active member of Baylor NSSLHA, American Sign Language club and a part time employee of Baylor SACE. I currently am enjoying planning my wedding, spending time with my family, and working through my senior year at Baylor.

Priscilla Washburn

My name is Priscilla Washburn, and I am from Oro Valley, Arizona. I am a medical humanities major, graduating in 2020. After graduation, I plan to pursue a doctorate degree in Audiology (Au.D). My research interests focus on the interface between neuroscience and auditory and language processing.