José G. Centeno

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., City University of New York
M.A., Hofstra University

Dr. Centeno, a bilingual speech-language pathologist, conducts research on the theoretical and professional bases that support the services for monolingual Spanish/bilingual Spanish-English speakers with aphasia, a large clinical population in the United States. Dr. Centeno’s areas of concentration include morphosyntactic expressive impairments in monolingual Spanish/bilingual Spanish-English speakers with aphasia, the clinical application of bilingualism principles to aphasia management in Spanish-English bilinguals, and issues in service delivery in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) aphasia programs.

Dr. Centeno brings a multidisciplinary understanding to the assessment and intervention of communication disorders in CLD contexts, especially in Hispanic individuals with aphasia in the United States, as evidenced by two recent published works: an edited volume (Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers: Theoretical, Research, and Clinical Aspects, 2007, with R. T. Anderson and L. K. Obler) and a special journal issue on communicatively-impaired minority adults (Seminars in Speech and Language, August 2009, with K. Kohnert). 

Dr. Centeno, a frequently invited presenter at national and international conferences, has participated in state, national, and international professional committees on multicultural issues in communication disorders. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Academy of Aphasia, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS).

Educational Background
B.S., University of Guelph (Canada), Biology
M.A., Hofstra University, Speech-Language Pathology
Ph.D., City University of New York, Speech and Hearing Sciences/Neurolinguistics