Nina Simmons-Mackie, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS, is a professor and scholar in residence in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University; associate investigator at the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation, and honorary professor at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; and research consultant at the Aphasia Institute in Toronto. She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors from the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, induction into the Veterans Administration Speech-Language Pathology Hall of Fame; and the Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.
Dr. Simmons-Mackie is one of the founding members of Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS); she is board certified by ANCDS; and has served as Secretary and President-Elect. She worked as a clinician, program manager, and department head in healthcare settings associated with adult rehabilitation and has many years of clinical, academic, and research experience in adult aphasia. She also has published numerous articles and chapters in the area of adult aphasia. Her interests include aphasia, qualitative research, and social model philosophies.