Dr. Charles Ellis Jr., PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Ellis’ academic concentration focuses on adult neurogenic disorders and he teaches courses related to aphasia and cognitive disorders. His research is designed to understand outcomes associated with adult neurologically based disorders of communication and factors that contribute to the lack of equity in service provision and outcome disparities that exist among African Americans and other underrepresented minority groups. Dr. Ellis was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Recognition for Special Contribution in Multicultural Affairs in 2011. In 2014 he awarded Fellowship of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).