Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

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Kristine Lundgren, Sc.D., Associate Professor

Doctoral Students

Leslie Johnson


Leslie graduated from the North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, followed by a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She has clinical experience in adult neurogenic communication disorders, dysphagia, and cognitive-linguistic impairments. Leslie has been an active member of NCSHLA and has presented at the local and state level.

Research Interests

Leslie is interested in concentrating on disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury in adults.
Jamila Minga


Jamila earned her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical experiences include acute, subacute and skilled settings providing rehabilitative services to adults with neurogenic disorders. She is currently a Graduate Researcher in Dr. Lundgren’s Cognitive-Linguistics Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she assists in data analysis.

Research Interests

Jamila’s primary research interests are in discourse deficits in adult neurogenic populations, right hemisphere brain damage (RBD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is also interested in functional maintenance interventions for individuals with dementia, as well as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and cultural language analysis.


Minga, J., Lundgren, K. (2008). Conversational Analysis of Pre & Post Metaphor Training: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the annual conventions of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL Jamila Minga

Past Doctoral Students

Ann Cralidis


Ann received her undergraduate degree from in journalism and her master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Speech-Language Pathology . She has extensive clinical experience in adult traumatic brain injury, aphasia, and dysphagia and has worked in hospitals, private practice, and skilled nursing facilities. Ann also has teaching experience at both the university and technical college level. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina for the past two years in CSD 639: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders in Late Adolescence and Early Childhood. Ann also chaired the speech-language pathology assistant program at Forsyth Technical Community College for three years.

Research Interests

Ann's research interests are in the areas of adult traumatic brain injury and executive function. Her current projects include verbal fluency and written discourse in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.

Ann is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Longwood University.