Lindee Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lindee Morgan headshot

Program Director, Speech-Language Pathologist

Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Lindee Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and codirects education sciences research at Marcus Autism Center. In addition, she serves as the Co-Director of the Preschool Program at Marcus Autism Center and is a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Morgan served as the director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the associate director of implementation in the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Morgan’s primary clinical and scholarly focus is intervention, largely classroom based, for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research has focused on investigating treatments to improve active engagement, social communication and other relevant outcomes for individuals with autism across their lifespan.

She is a developer of the Autism Navigator, a unique collection of web-based tools and courses designed to bridge the gap between science and community practice. Dr. Morgan is one of four authors of the Autism/Communication Navigator for Early Intervention Providers.

Dr. Morgan serves as a cabinet member of Get Georgia Reading and on the executive board of the Atlanta Autism Consortium. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Pediatrics, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


  • Wetherby, A.M., Woods, J., Guthrie, W., Delehanty, A., Brown, J.A., Morgan, L., Holland, R.D., Schatschneider, C., & Lord, C. (2018). Changing developmental trajectories of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder: Strategies for bridging research to community practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR, 11, 2615-2628.
  • Morgan, L., Hooker, J.L., Sparapani, N., Reinhardt, V.P., Schatschneider, C., & Wetherby, A.M. (2018). Cluster randomized trial of the classroom SCERTS intervention for elementary students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 7, 631-644.
  • Cox, B.E., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Mintz, A., Locks, T., Morgan, L., Edelstein, J., Wolz, A. (2017) College experiences for students with autism spectrum disorder: Personal identity, public disclosure, and institutional support. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 71-87.
  • Sparapani, N., Morgan, L., Reinhardt, V.P., Schatschneider, C., & Wetherby, A.M. (2016). Evaluation of classroom active engagement in elementary students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 3, 782-796.
  • Wetherby, A.M., Guthrie, W., Woods, J., Schatschneider, C., Holland, R.D., Morgan, L., & Lord, C. (2014). Parent-implemented social intervention for toddlers with autism: An RCT. Pediatrics, 6, 1084-1093.
  • Morgan, L., Leatzow, A., Clark, S., & Siller, M. (2014). Interview skills for adults with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 9, 2290-2300.
  • Morgan, L.J., Rubin, E., Coleman, J.J., Frymark, T., Wang, B.P., Cannon, L.J. (2014). Impact of social communication interventions on infants and toddlers with or at-risk for autism: A systematic review, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 29, 246 256.

Speaking Engagements

  • Morgan, L. (2019). Social neuroscience implications for early identification of autism. Presented at 11th Annual Autism Conference, Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Morgan, L. (2019). Strategies for supporting students with autism in the classroom: The case for social emotional learning. Presented at the 11th annual Autism Conference, Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Morgan, L. (2018). Engaging young children with autism: Strategies for families. Workshop presented at the 9th annual Chattanooga Autism Conference, Chattanooga, TN, 2018
  • Morgan, L., & Siller, M. (2018). Feeding the brains of children with autism: Social emotional learning in the classroom. Presented at the 9th annual Chattanooga Autism Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Morgan, L. (2018). Strategies to enhance engagement and communication at home and school. Presented at the Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia. Atlanta, GA.
  • Morgan, L. (2018). Classroom success for students with autism: Teachers as brain architects. Presented at Griffin RESA’s Special Education Symposium: Supporting Teachers of Exceptional Students Drive-In Conference, Locust Grove, GA.
  • Morgan, L., & Siller, M. (2017). Feeding the brains of students with autism: Social skills instruction or a context for social emotional learning? Keynote presented at the 3rd annual North Georgia Autism Conference, Dalton, GA.

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