Margaret Greenwald

Margaret Greenwald

Associate Professor and PhD Coordinator
Speech-Language Pathology


103 Prentis Building

Margaret Greenwald

Dr. Greenwald is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Wayne State University. She conducts research in aphasia and other adult acquired neurocognitive disorders, and supervises student research. She teaches graduate courses on aphasia and related neurocognitive disorders, neuromuscular speech disorders, research methods and doctoral seminar. She also teaches an undergraduate course in speech-language pathology. She served as the CSD Department Chair from 2014-2020. She is the current PhD Coordinator, and she directs the CSD Professional Mentorship Team. In 2022, she was recognized at Wayne State University as Outstanding Graduate Mentor in the Health Sciences.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  Adult neurogenic communication disorders.

  •  Cognitive neuropsychology.

  •  Stroke rehabilitation.


Dr. Greenwald studies acquired cognitive-linguistic disorders, rehabilitation of communication in aphasia and traumatic brain injury, and brain-behavior relationships. View a list of her works at


  • MA in Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Florida
  • PhD in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, The University of Florida
  • PostDoctoral Research Training in Cognitive Neuropsychology, The University of Maryland (Department of Neurology)
  • Licensed and Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
  • Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member, Academy of Aphasia
  • Member, International Neuropsychological Society

Selected publications


Greenwald, M.L. & McCarney, C. (2016). Assessment and management of aphasia. In A. Johnson and B. Jacobson (Eds), Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd Edition, Thieme.

Rangamani, G., Coppens, P., Greenwald, M.L., & Keintz, C. (2016). Collaborative methods for training evidence-based practice: the Triad model. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 43, 139-153.

Lu, C., & Greenwald, M. (2016). Reading and working memory in adults with or without formal musical training: Musical and lexical tone. Psychology of Music, 44(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1177/0305735614568881. 

Greenwald, M.L. (2018). Wernicke’s aphasia: Auditory processing and comprehension. In A.M. Raymer & L.J.G. Rothi (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199772391.013.5. 

Bowyer S.M., Biondo A., Funk B., Greenwald M., Lajiness-O’Neill R., Zillgitt A. (2019) Presurgical Localization of Language Regions and Their Networks. In: Supek S., Aine C. (eds) Magnetoencephalography. Springer, Cham.

Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M (2019). Reading musical notation versus English letters: Mapping brain activation with MEG. Psychology of Music, Volume 47 (2), 255-269.

Bowyer, S., Zillgitt, A., Greenwald, M.L. and Lajiness-O’Neill, R. (2020). Language mapping with MEG: An update on the current state of clinical research and practice with considerations for practical guidelines. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 37: 554–563.

Greenwald, M.L. and Naperala, N. (2021). Research, Evidenced-Based Practice and Tests and Measurements. In G.L. Lof and A.F. Johnson (Ed.), National Speech Language Pathology Examination Review & Study Guide, 2nd Edition (pp. 109-117). Evanston, IL: TherapyEd.

Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M. (2021). Musical transposing versus sight-reading: Mapping brain activation with Magnetoencephalography (MEG). Psychology of Music, 49(3) 581–599.

Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M. (2022). Music, math and working memory: Magnetoencephalography mapping of brain activation in musicians. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,16:866256. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.866256

Neal, J.W. and Greenwald, M.L. (2022). Self-awareness and therapeutic alliance in speech-language treatment of traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2022.2123041















Courses taught by Margaret Greenwald

Fall Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021