Lekeitha R. Morris, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Program Director, Professor, MS-SLP Program


Dallas, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education


Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University
Master of Science, University of Central Arkansas
Bachelor of Science, University of Central Arkansas

Research Interests

Caregiver training and prevention methods
Language and literacy development in preschool children
Advising, recruiting and retaining marginalized students in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology
Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Lekeitha R. Morris is a speech-language pathologist certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with more than 20 years of clinical experience providing services to children and adults to enhance communication skills. A transformational educator, administrator and researcher, she began her higher education experience in 2011. At Delta State University, she served as a department chairperson for six years. Dr. Morris has taught courses in language development, preschool language disorders and early intervention and prevention, and has provided clinical education to undergraduate and graduate clinicians in community-based clinical settings.  

Dr. Morris earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. In 2010, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy with a specialization in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University, focusing on child language development and disorders, specifically in children from marginalized communities. 

Her primary scientific inquiry aims to increase access to speech-language pathology services, and language and literacy enrichment for parents with children who have or are at risk for language impairments. Her work has primarily focused on parent training methodologies related to language and literacy development. Her second scholarly focus is in advising, recruiting and retaining students from marginalized groups into speech-language pathology and audiology, which overlaps with her interest in scholarship of teaching and learning. She has regularly published peer-reviewed articles and presented at local, state, national and international conferences. Dr. Morris joined the Master of Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2024.