IONA

Dorothy Leone '04, PhD, CCC-SLP

CSD Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

PhD, Columbia University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Iona College '04

Office: 18 President Street Room 203
Phone: (914) 633-2127
Email: dleone@iona.edu
Office Hours: Thursday: Noon - 2:00 pm; Friday: 11:00 am - Noon

Dr. Leone is an alumna of Iona College, having earned her degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Leone returned to Iona College in the fall of 2010 as an assistant professor for the Speech Communication Studies department. She is a New York State and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist, with a clinical focus on supporting social differences for children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Leone has built this focus through her private practice, and through consultation for school-aged programs in New York City and Westchester County, as well as through her supervision of students at the Iona College Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Dr. Leone was a participant in the 2013 ASHA Leadership Development Program.

Research Interests

Dr. Leone’s research interests currently focus on children’s vowel perception of speech in noise, as well as children’s language development.

Specializations

  • Speech in noise
  • Social/pragmatic language disorders
  • Child language disorders

Licensures/Certifications

  • Speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) with New York State certification

Awards

  • 2011 Iona College Speech Service Award
  • 2012 CELTIC Excellence in Teaching Award (CETA)
  • 2012 G.A.E.L. award for “Advisor of the Year” (Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority)
  • 2014 Rising Stars - Westchester’s 40 under 40

Publications and Presentations

Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Acoustical Society of America