Tower of Babel

Biography

Dr. Sandra Levey is Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College of the City University of New York.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language.  She is also a member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) (http://www.ialp.info/) and was appointed chair of the Multilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee of the IALP (http://www.ialp.info/Multilingual_Affairs_Committee)

In 2011, Dr, Levey co-edited and authored chapters in the book Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom (SAGE Publications) (http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book233799/toc)

In 2014, she edited and authored chapters in the book Introduction to language development (Plural Publishing)

https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_itld.htm

and workbook Introduction to Language Development Workbook (Plural Publishing).http://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_itldwb.htm

She is currently editor and author and co-author of several chapters in a second edition in the book Introduction to Language Development (Plural Publishing).

Dr. Levey has been widely recognized for her extensive research and publications on the positive effects of multilingualism.  She has received research grants for language studies in Kano, Nigeria and Bratislava, Slovakia.  In 2009, she began research on the role of multicultural differences in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), educating portable music player users in safe listening.  In 2014, she was an invited consultant to  the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYCDOHMH) Noise Project.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Full Professor

    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College of CUNY

  • 20142004

    Assistant Professor

    Lehman College of the City University of New York

  • 20021998

    Adjunct Professor

    Lehman College

Education

  • Ph.D. 1998

    Ph.D. in Speech Pathology

    The Graduate Center - The City University of New York

  • M.A. 1985

    Linguistics

    Stanford University

  • M.A. 1977

    M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

    Wayne State University

  • B.A. 1975

    B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

    Wayne State University

Memberships

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • The Linguistics Society of America
  • The Multilingual Affairs Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)