We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker (Dept of Linguisitics) will serve as the Acting Director of SSI as Dr. Mary Ingraham has accepted an appointment as Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge as of September 1, 2019.

Dr. Tucker will guide SSI during the-long transition to the appointment of a new Director. As a linguist with an interest in, among other things, the acoustic characteristics of speech. Ben is a sound studies researcher. He has served on the SSI Admin Board, and is committed to supporting the Institute’s continued success.

We welcome Dr. Tucker in his new roll and look forward to his leadership and new avenues to study sound.