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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Daniel Furnas

Dr. Daniel Furnas

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Email address  dfurnas@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7959
Office location  BRCHS 211
Office hours  By appointment

Areas of Specialization

Aphasia, Cognition, Technology Integration, Eye-tracking

Education

  • 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.