Cynthia J. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies ▼

Cynthia J. Johnson, Ph.D.


Office phone:

(217) 244-2540

Office fax:

(217) 244-2235


Ph.D., Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1979

Research and Professional Interests

Professor Johnson teaches coursework in the area of normal language acquisition and language disorders, particularly in school-aged children, and phonological development and disorders in young children. Her research interests include:

  • Syntactic, narrative, and phonological development in children, both with and without speech or language disorders
  • The examination of the relationship between language competency and early writing skills