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Dr. Nye is the current president of PALS and former Executive Director of the University of Central Florida Center for Autism & Related Disabilities and  professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, in the area of Special Education. He has more than 20 years experience in university administration, training and education of speech language pathologists. In 1995 he was appointed a Senior Research Fulbright Scholar to the country of Jordan where he worked to develop a parent survey to screen language, social, and cognitive development in Arabic speaking children, He is currently working with an international network of scholars to develop research methodologies that will guide future development of educational research and public policy in education and health related interventions. Dr. Nye's research interests over the years have included speech and language test development for Navajo children, the development systematic reviews and meta analyses in the area treatment for childhood speech and language disorders, stroke, voice disorders, and autism. He has published and presented his research in national and internationally recognized conferences and colloquiums. In his spare time he enjoys the frequent repairing  antique automobiles, collecting antiquarian books, and ballroom dance.