Linguistics Department

Zenzi M Griffin

Other facultyPhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor - Department of Psychology
Zenzi M Griffin



Language production, speech errors, personal names, and psycholinguistics


Zenzi M. Griffin is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1993 and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a minor in Linguistics. She spent three years as an assistant professor of Psychology at Stanford University before moving to Georgia Tech in the summer of 2001, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

Dr. Griffin studies the psychological processes that result in speech. She has been particularly concerned with how people select and order words and phrases and the way that they manage (and mismanage) the timing of word retrieval and the articulation of speech. Current projects also address the learning and retrieval of personal names and how bilingual language use affects processes in spoken language production.

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