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Leslie W Johnson

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Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders Program
(919) 530-7301
(919) 530-7975
2095 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


EDSH 5722 Language Disorders in Adults
EDSH 5730 Phonetics
EDSH 5770 Voice Disorders
EDSH 5724 Dysphagia
EDSH 5721 Motor Speech Disorders
EDSH 5795 Seminar in Medical Speech Language Pathology
EDSH 5710 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Member, NCCU Faculty Senate
Member, Board of Directors Brain Injury Associated of North Carolina
Mentor, ASHA STEP Program
Reviewer, ASHA Convention Swallowing Topic Group


Dr. Johnson is a native of North Carolina and enjoys giving back to the state she loves by serving at a state-supported institution. She is dedicated to her family, students, and SOE faculty team. Her teaching and research is driven by her clinical experiences as a Speech Language Pathologist and she hopes that her students and research will drive future clinical practice.

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Communication Disorders Program. Her primary research interest is in medical speech pathology, specifically related to adult neurogenics including traumatic brain injury, stroke, artificial airway and head and neck cancer. It is her long-term research goal to more efficiently evaluate the cognitive, linguistic, and swallowing needs of the neurogenic population in the acute stage after injury so that outcome can be facilitated, especially in at-risk populations known for health disparity outcome gaps.


PhD University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2014
MS University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2003
BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2001
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