Professor Musolino is originally from France and completed his undergraduate education in Europe (Switzerland and the UK). He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Maryland in 1998 and spent three years at the University of Pennsylvania where he held a postdoctoral appointment in the area of Cognitive/Developmental psychology. From 2001 to 2007, he was an Assistant and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University (with an adjunct appointment in Linguistics). He joined Rutgers in 2007 where he holds a dual appointment in Psychology and at the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS).

He is the author of The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain from Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs, and directs the Psycholinguistics Laboratory at Rutgers. He holds a dual appointment in the Department of Psychology and the internationally renowned Center for Cognitive Science. He is the author of over 30 scientific articles and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

His area of specialization is psycholinguistics and his research focuses on language acquisition and language processing. This work, based on his training in theoretical linguistics (Ph.D.), cognitive/developmental psychology (post-doc) and speech-language pathology (former faculty position), takes an interdisciplinary approach and integrates concepts, methods, and experimental techniques from these three different fields. The long term goal of this work is to understand how language is represented, acquired and processed by children.