Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Professor Emeritus and Former Brewer-Smith Distinguished Chair, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts – University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Masters of Education – Northeastern University
Doctor of Science – Boston University
It was a great honor to be the first Brewer Smith Distinguished Professor in WCU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am now pleased to continue my affiliation with the Department as Professor Emerita. I will continue to teach occasional courses in aphasia and cognitive-communicative disorders, and pursue an active research agenda in these areas. Throughout the course of my career, I was affiliated for 32 years with the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center and Boston University School of Medicine. I also have held the position of Research Scientist at the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders at the University of Arizona, and Research Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to credentials with the American Speech and Hearing Association, I hold Board Certification with the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. From 2002-2004, I was President of ANCDS. My awards and recognitions include ASHA Honors (2000), ANCDS Honors (2005), and the Sallie Starr Hillard Mentoring Award from the University of Memphis (2007), the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award, American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation (2012), and the Edith Kaplan Award from the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (2013). I am an ASHA Fellow. My publications include over 100 peer-reviewed articles, and seven books, 23 chapters, and six standardized tests. To date, I have presented over 300 scholarly papers/poster presentations, short courses, mini-seminars, and workshops to professional and scholarly conferences throughout North America and in Central and South America, and Europe.