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Keisha Lindsay

Provost's Fellow/Assistant Professor

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Keisha T. Lindsay, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Lindsay earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a specialization in Child Language from Howard University. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the City University of New York - Queens College, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University. Dr. Lindsay currently holds licensure from New York State, certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), registration with the Council of the Professions Related to Medicine in Trinidad and Tobago, and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification from the New York State Department of Education.

Dr. Lindsay’s research examines how speech and language skills develop in children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on language acquisition in children from the English-speaking Caribbean region. She has studied phonological development in children who speak Trinidadian English and Trinidadian English Creole, and is currently developing projects to document narrative language development in children from Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad.

Dr. Lindsay is the recipient of a 2019 Research Development Award from the Steinhardt School. Prior to her return to NYU, she received numerous departmental and school-wide grants at Howard University. Dr. Lindsay is a co-founder and Founding Board Member of the Caribbean Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CaribSHA). She serves on the International Issues Board of ASHA, continues to be a member of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Committee for the ASHA Convention, and has served as the Chairperson of the Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy Board of Trinidad and Tobago.


Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program offers rigorous training for students seeking high-quality education in speech-language pathology.