Daniel Furnas, PHD

Daniel FurnasAssistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Telephone number (904) 256-7959
Email address dfurnas@ju.edu
Office location BRCHS 228

Office Hours
By appointment



Areas of Specialization
Aphasia, Cognition, Technology Integration, Eye-tracking


Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Columbia University, 2017
M.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, 2012
B.A, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Florida, 2005

Professional Information
Dr. Daniel Furnas is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He received a B.A. in East Asian Languages & Literatures - Japanese concentration, and a minor in Computer and Information Sciences and Technology from the University of Florida in 2005. During his Masters work at University of Florida, he wrote his thesis on the effectiveness of Dr. Lisa Edmonds' Verb Network Strengthening Treatment for people with aphasia using a self-designed computer program (VNeST-C) that was administered via teletherapy. His PhD will be conferred in October 2017. During his Ph.D. work at Teachers College at Columbia University, he used eye-tracking to investigate the effects of cognitive load, distraction, and picture integration on reading performance in healthy adults in order to inform his current research regarding reading comprehension in people with aphasia. He continues to be interested in integrating technology into assessment, treatment and daily lives of people with aphasia to improve performance outcomes and quality of life.