DAnna Nowack, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

DAnna Nowack, SLP.D, CCC-SLP
Online Clinical Assistant Professor
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Dr. Nowack is an online program administrator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders providing clinical outreach as well as adjunct teaching for the Baylor Online Program. She recently joined Baylor University and brings over 20 years of 20 years with extensive experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient neuro rehabilitation and acute care settings. She has had the opportunities to supervise and train graduate students at all levels of the adult rehabilitation continuum. She has had extensive experience providing cognitive and behavioral intervention to the traumatic brain injury population over her career and is CBIS certified. She has a passion for ensuring those with communication difficulties receive the highest quality care that includes the incorporation of exceptionally intelligent and responsive intervention that is functional and focused and maximizing independence and is evidence based. She is passionate regarding the process of educating caregivers and professionals as well as graduate students on the challenges of communication and ways to maximize communication between caregivers and patients.

D’Anna and her husband, Scott, live in New Braunfels and have 3 beautiful children ages 7, 9, and 11. They are actively involved in New Braunfels Presbyterian Church where her husband is the pastor.


Academic Interests and Research:

Academic interests include all aspects of adult neurogenic disorders (traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease) and swallowing disorders as well as the functional implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in the medical setting.


  • Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
  • Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Texas at Austin.

Curriculum Vitae


Teaching Responsibilities:

CSD 5328 Dysphagia


Favorite Scripture:

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."