Jennifer Mackey, SLPD, CCC-SLP, is Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also teaches the Early Intervention course, and is the Coordinator of the Early Intervention Concentration.

Jennifer is a specialist in pediatric speech-language pathology and has experience in a variety of settings, including schools, early intervention, acute rehabilitation, private practice, and Head Start. Her areas of interest include working with families, early speech and language issues, speech sound production in young children, autism, and written language in the classroom. Jennifer is also interested in workplace well-being and emotional health in graduate students.

In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, Jennifer is a member of the MA Department of Public Health Early Intervention Higher Education Task Force and is the VP of Advocacy for the Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA).

  • BA, Communication Science and Disorders, University of Vermont
  • MA, Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University
  • SLPD, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Jennifer is currently conducting implementation science research on the use of language strategies in Head Start classrooms. As part of her SLPD Capstone project, she conducted a research study on the impact of a training in wellness for first semester CSD graduate students.

Jennifer has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Jennifer's publications on ResearchGate or in her CV. 

Student Learning in a Faculty-Student Practice Clinic.


See ResearchGate Profile


In addition, Jennifer regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Challenging student placements: Strategies for strengthening clinical partnerships at Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Parallel pandemics lead to increased transparency and shared decision-making in clinical education at American Speech Language and Hearing Association Conference. 

Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Supervision at Boston Public Schools SLPs.

Interprofessional Student Learning in an Early Intervention Caregiver Group at the NEXUS Summit Conference.

Supervising in the Age of Telepractice at ExCEL Curricular Workshop.

Contact Information