Margaret Greenwald

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor

Secondary Title

Speech-Language Pathology




103 Prentis Building


Dr. Greenwald is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Wayne State University. She conducts research in aphasia and other adult acquired neurocognitive disorders, and supervises student research. She teaches graduate courses on aphasia and related neurocognitive disorders, neuromuscular speech disorders, research methods and doctoral seminar. She also teaches an undergraduate course in speech-language pathology. She served as the CSD Department Chair from 2014-2020. She is the current PhD Coordinator, and the director of the new CSD Leadership Association. In 2022, she was recognized at Wayne State University as Outstanding Graduate Mentor in the Health Sciences.

Selected Publications


Greenwald, M.L. & McCarney, C. (2016). Assessment and management of aphasia. In A. Johnson and B. Jacobson (Eds), Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd Edition, Thieme.

Rangamani, G., Coppens, P., Greenwald, M.L., & Keintz, C. (2016). Collaborative methods for training evidence-based practice: the Triad model. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 43, 139-153.

Lu, C., & Greenwald, M. (2016). Reading and working memory in adults with or without formal musical training: Musical and lexical tone. Psychology of Music, 44(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1177/0305735614568881. 

Greenwald, M.L. (2018). Wernicke’s aphasia: Auditory processing and comprehension. In A.M. Raymer & L.J.G. Rothi (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199772391.013.5. 

Bowyer S.M., Biondo A., Funk B., Greenwald M., Lajiness-O’Neill R., Zillgitt A. (2019) Presurgical Localization of Language Regions and Their Networks. In: Supek S., Aine C. (eds) Magnetoencephalography. Springer, Cham.

Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M (2019). Reading musical notation versus English letters: Mapping brain activation with MEG. Psychology of Music, Volume 47 (2), 255-269.


Bowyer, S., Zillgitt, A., Greenwald, M.L. and Lajiness-O’Neill, R. (2020). Language mapping with MEG: An update on the current state of clinical research and practice with considerations for practical guidelines. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 37: 554–563.

Greenwald, M.L. and Naperala, N. (2021). Research, Evidenced-Based Practice and Tests and Measurements. In G.L. Lof and A.F. Johnson (Ed.), National Speech Language Pathology Examination Review & Study Guide, 2nd Edition (pp. 109-117). Evanston, IL: TherapyEd.


Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M. (2021). Musical transposing versus sight-reading: Mapping brain activation with Magnetoencephalography (MEG). Psychology of Music, 49(3) 581–599.


Lu, C., Greenwald, M.L., Lin, Y., and Bowyer, S.M. (2022). Music, math and working memory: Magnetoencephalography mapping of brain activation in musicians. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,16:866256. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.866256


Neal, J.W. and Greenwald, M.L. (2022). Self-awareness and therapeutic alliance in speech-language treatment of traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2022.2123041















Research Description

Adult neurogenic communication disorders; Cognitive neuropsychology; Aphasia rehabilitation in stroke survivors.

Affiliated Departments