Return to Faculty List


Catherine C. Crowley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.S., Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A., Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ph.D., Speech Pathology, Adelphi University


Dr. Catherine C. Crowley is a chairperson/assistant professor within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University-Post.  Dr. Crowley has also served as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University.  She is a bilingual ASHA certified speech-language pathologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  Her clinical experience is in various settings including acute and subacute facilities, private practice, homecare, and elementary schools.  Dr. Crowley specializes in adult speech, language, and swallowing disorders, with an interest in head and neck cancer.  Dr. Crowley completed her doctoral work at Adelphi University.  Her doctoral focus was on the effects of deep brain stimulation surgery on speech and language function.   Her current research project is investigating the relationship between stereotactic body radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer and dysphagia.  Additionally, she is currently investigating risk factors associated with Dysphagia in the setting of COVID-19.  Dr. Crowley maintains membership in the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Dysphagia Research Society, and the New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG).  Dr. Crowley has presented on topics including head and neck cancer and deep brain stimulation surgery.


Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia, Voice Disorders, Neuroanatomy, Head and Neck Cancers


Crowley, C., Beadle, K., Rahman, H. (2021). Characteristics Associated with COVID-19 Related Dysphagia: A Retrospective Study. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science, 01 (15): 2021-89.

              Crowley, C. (2021). Effects of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on communication. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science, 01 (14): 2021-80.

              Ferrara, L., Bidiwala, A., Sher, I., Pirzada, M., Barlev, D., Islam, S., Rosenfeld, W., Crowley, C., Hanna, N., (2016). Effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure on the pharyngeal swallow in neonates. Journal Of Perinatology, 00, 1-6.

Lectures and Presentations

“Effects of STN Deep Brain Stimulation”, 2021, Northwell Health, Grand Rounds, Lecture

“Head and Neck Cancer”, Webinar, 2020, CEU Lecture

“Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology: Dysphagia, Aphasia, and Voice Disorders”, Achiezer Jewish Healthcare Conference and Expo, 2019, Poster Session


“Head and Neck Cancer:  Issues Related to Speech and Swallow”, 2019, Long Island University-Post, Lecture      

“Effects of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease”, NY State Speech-Language Hearing 2017 Association Annual Convention, Poster Session

“Effects of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation on Communication”, ASHA 2014 National Convention, Poster Session

Professional Affiliations

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)

New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG)