Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Lena Caesar, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Lena CaesarAssociate Professor


B.S. in Communication Disorders from Andrews University in Michigan
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ed.D. in Special Education from Western Michigan University
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University

Areas of Specialization

Her research interests focus on the impact that health and other sociocultural variables may have on bilingual children’s language development, and the appropriate assessment and intervention of English Language Learners.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Her ongoing research on bilingual issues has been published in several scholarly and professional journals. Caesar is the recipient of several external research grants, including an ASHA Multicultural Projects Grant and an Early On Faculty Grant from the State of Michigan. Caesar’s prior teaching and administrative experience includes almost 5 years at the University of Montemorelos in Mexico, and 15 years at Andrews University, where in 2010 she was voted “Teacher of the Year.”

  • Caesar, L.G., & Nelson, N.W. (2014). Parental involvement in language and literacy acquisition: A bilingual journaling approach. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 30, (3), 317-336. Doi:10.1177/0265659013513028. 
  • Caesar, L.G.  & Nelson, N.W. (2013, February 01). Picturing Literacy Success. The ASHA Leader.
  • Caesar, L.G. (2013).  Providing Early Intervention Services to Diverse Populations: Are Speech-Language Pathologists Prepared? Infants and Young Children, 26(2) 126-146.
Kiersten Brown


This master's candidate says hands-on learning during her first semester at Loyola prepared her to work one-on-one with clients

Speech-Language Pathology