Leah Kapa, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • SLHS 340 Language Science
  • SLHS 367 Speech Science
  • SLHS 399 Independent Study


Leah Kapa earned her PhD in Child Language at the University of Kansas and completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona before joining the faculty. Dr. Kapa’s research focuses on the relationship between language and cognition in individuals with typical language abilities and individuals with developmental language disorders. She addresses questions about how we use cognitive skills, like memory and attention, to learn and process language and how we use language to complete difficult cognitive tasks.