Lakeisha Johnson, PhD
Florida State University/FCRR
Dr. Lakeisha Johnson received her doctorate in communication sciences and disorders with an emphasis in literacy implications for culturally and linguistically diverse populations from Florida State University in 2012. She previously served as a research scientist at Georgia State University in the Urban Child Study Center, where she oversaw several projects related to evaluating and improving language and literacy skills in urban early childhood settings.
Dr. Johnson’s primary research interests include language, literacy, dialect, and executive function development in African American children and other at-risk populations. It is her mission to investigate these areas while strengthening partnerships between the university and the local community to bridge research to practice gaps. Currently, Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the School of Communication Science & Disorders at Florida State University.