Dr. Teresa Gray

Teresa Gray

( She/Her/Hers )
Associate Professor
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Phone: (415) 338-1058
Email: teresag@sfsu.edu

Dr. Teresa Gray is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  Her expertise is in the areas of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and bilingualism. She supervises on- and off-campus adult neurogenic clinics and teaches the graduate level seminars on adult language communication. She is the director of the Gray Matter Lab. Her research interests focus on bilingual aphasia and language access, the mechanisms of control in linguistic and non-linguistic contexts in aphasia, and the role of language rehabilitation and its short-term and long-term effects on functional communication.

For more information on Dr. Gray's research, visit her lab website: Gray Matter Lab.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Boston University (2015)
  • M.A., San Jose State University (2008)
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz (2000)

Certification and Licences

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008-present)
  • California State License in Speech and Language Pathology, Speech Language and Audiology Licensing Board (2008-present)

Publications (selected)

  • Sandberg, C., & Gray, T., (2020). Abstract Semantic Associative Network Training (AbSANT): A replication and update of an abstract word retrieval therapy program. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • *Dekhtyar, M., Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2020). Is bilingualism neuroprotective for patients with aphasia. Neurpsychologia, 139(2). doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107355
  • Sandberg, C., Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2019). Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2018). The effect of task complexity on linguistic and non-linguistic control mechanisms in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-19.
  • Gray, T., Navarro, J., Fragoso, N., Conner, O. (2018). Codeswitching in bilingual aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 56th Annual Academy of Aphasia meeting. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.228.00100
  • Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2018). Chapter 10: Understanding the nature of bilingual aphasia: Diagnosis, assessment, and rehabilitation. In J. Rothman & L. Serratrice (Eds.), Studies in Bilingualism. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Gray, T. (2017). Bilingual Aphasia: An intervention roadmap and the dynamic interplay between lexical access and language control. Perspectives: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.
  • Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationship between language control and cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(03), 433-452.
  • Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2016). Control mechanisms in aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00085
  • Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., Gray, T., Ascenso, E., & Kester, E. (2013). Rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia: Evidence for within-and between-language generalization. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(2), S298.
  • Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013). A theoretical account of lexical and semantic deficits in bilingual aphasia. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 56, 1314-1327.


  • 2018 High Impact Teaching Award, Center for Equity & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CEETL)