Iman Nick, President, Co-Founder,  Treasurer, & Webmaster

nickPD Dr. Iman Nick is a US American sociolinguist and former lecturer in the English Department at the University of Cologne. She holds a PhD in English Linguistics, a MA in German Linguistics, a BA in German Language and Literature,  a BSc in Clinical and Social Psychology, and a MSc in Forensic and Investigative Psychology from the University of Liverpool. In the Summer of 2010, she was also awarded the German post-doctoral degree, the Habilitation, for her research in English Linguistics. In her capacity as lecturer, she regularly teaches graduate courses in Forensic Linguistics, English Dialectology, Multilingualism and Language Policy, and Statistics. Aside from her teaching duties, she also regularly serves as a linguistics journal editor and reviewer. From 2014 to 2016, she served as the elected Chair of the Committee for Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL) for the Linguistic Society of America. She is currently the President of the American Name Society (ANS). Within the Forensic Onomastics, her particular areas of interest include the statistical investigation and detection of criminal aliases.