Benfer Lab for the Study of Speech and Language Science

Lab Director:  Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier, Ph.D.

The Benfer Lab was named after Richard W. Benfer, a retired engineer who has been supporting New Mexico State University since the 1950’s. In 1993, Dr. Benfer gave a $15,000 endowment to the NMSU New Library to buy materials dealing with communications. Dr. Benfer spent his career working in communications for Bell Labs; however, he felt that communication was, by no means, limited to telephones. He stated, “Who wants to read about telephones? Boy, that is a small part of it. Communications is the basic thing all people have in common.  Read more about Dr. Benfer and his contribution to NMSU