Craig W. Linebaugh

Craig W. Linebaugh, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Science, Research Professor of Medicine
Room 221
Address: Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-0724

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurologic Communication Disorders
  • Aphasia Rehabilitation

Craig Linebaugh joined the faculty of The George Washington University in 1976 and currently serves as Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Science and Research Professor of Medicine.  From 1997 – 2013, he held a variety of positions in the Office of Academic Affairs, including directing GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus. He earned his Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Science at Temple University and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Linebaugh has published over 50 referred papers in the field of neurologic speech and language disorders and several book chapters. He has served as president of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (1990), is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is a member of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference Steering Committee. His main areas of research include the rehabilitation of neurologic communication disorders, the impacts of stroke and neurodegenerative disease on individuals and their families, and active learning pedagogies.

Current Research

  • Study of anomia and intervention strategies for word retrieval impairments
  • Impact of aphasia on functional communication and families


  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Speech-Language Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 1975-1976
  • Ph.D., Speech, Language and Hearing Science, Temple University, 1976
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Temple University, 1974
  • B.A., English Literature, Lebanon Valley College, 1970


Linebaugh, C.W., Shisler, R.J., & Lehner, L. (2005). Cueing hierarchies and word retrieval: A therapy program. Aphasiology, 19, 77-92.

Linebaugh, C.W., Kryzer, K.M., Oden, S.E. & Myers, P.S. (2006). Reappointment of communicative burden in aphasia: A study of narrative interactions. Aphasiology, 20, 84-96.

Professional Activities

  • Member: American Speech-Language Hearing Association