Viorica Marian is a Psycholinguist, Cognitive Scientist, Psychologist, and Writer known for her research on language, bilingualism, and multilingualism. She is the Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, and is the Principal Investigator of the Northwestern Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory. She received her PhD in Psychology from Cornell University, Master's degrees from Emory University and from Cornell University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska.
Viorica Marian served as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University (2011-2014) and as Chair of the National Institutes of Health Study Section on Language and Communication (2020-2022). She is a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society, a recipient of the Clarence Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring, the University of Alaska Alumni of Distinction Award, and the Editor's Award for best paper from the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.