Dr. Jackie Davie earned her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from Penn State University. She worked as a research assistant on an N.I.H. grant assessing the relationship between ear health and speech, language, and behavioral development in infants and toddlers. She completed her clinical fellowship year at Towson University in Baltimore where she got her first experience teaching undergraduates. She later served as a clinical preceptor at Penn State University and as an adjunct field instructor for the University of Pittsburgh. She began her first full-time teaching position at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. During her tenure there, she mentored over 20 doctoral thesis projects and became the director of BloomU’s Science and Health Science Living and Learning Community. She joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University, teaching and precepting in the Doctor of Audiology program. She currently teaches the courses of Acoustics & Instrumentation, Psychoacoustics, Diagnostics 2, and Genetics, but has also taught courses such pediatrics, diagnostics, amplification, aural habilitation, electrophysiology, and research, over the years.
Clinically, Dr. Davie has worked primarily as a Pediatric Audiologist. She spent three years at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she focused on behavioral assessment and amplification, both with hearing aids and cochlear implants. She has also worked clinically for Hear4Kidz in Miami. She currently sees children and individuals with special needs in the NSU Audiology Clinic and at South Florida Pediatric Otolaryngology. She is a State of Florida CMS approved pediatric audiologist.
Dr. Davie was elected and served as the Vice President of Education for the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology before she was enticed by the more hospitable climate of south Florida in 2009. She serves as the Special Olympics of Florida Healthy Athletes Healthy Hearing clinical director and is regional coordinator for that program. She served as the co-clinical director for the Special Olympics USA Games Orlando 2022.
She has published a book on assessing otitis media in children, chapters on hearing screenings in the school, and electrophysiology. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and the Journal of Pediatrics. She has numerous local, national, and international presentations and research posters. At NSU, she has served as a member of the University IRB, the college Academic Honesty Committee and the department Committee on Student Progress, Admissions Committee, and Faculty Evaluation Committee. She has been a reviewer for the President’s and Chancellor’s Faculty Development Research and Development grant and teaches and mentors within the college’s Center for Academic and Professional Education.