- Doctor of Audiology Au.D, Central Michigan University, December 2002
M.S. in Audiology, Towson University May 1989
B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minor in Psychology Towson University January 1987 Cum Laude
Areas of specialization
Hearing conservation specific to self-induced (recreational) hearing loss; identification of hearing deficits in children with a special interest in children with multiple disabilities, including blindness, and autism spectrum disorders; auditory processing disorders in children; aural re/habilitation in children and adults
Achievements (Past 5 Years)
- Kammerer, K., Emanuel, D.C., Kubitz, K., & Pitts, D.L. (2022). Is loud music in fitness class a motivator or demotivator? Perspectives in Public Health Audiology,7(6), 1819-1827. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_PERSP-22-00081
Pitts, D.L. & Lucker, J. (2021). Comorbidity of auditory processing disorders and language disorder. Journal of the Educational, Pediatric and (Re)Habilitative Audiology, 25, 112-118.
Pitts, D.L. (2020). COVID-19 Restrictions Pose Challenges for Worker Hearing Protection; ASHA Leader Live. 10.1044/2020-1014-osha-worker-protection
About Dr. Pitts
Donna joined the Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences in 1997 as a Clinical Supervisor and received the Bene Merenti Medal in 2023 for 25 years of teaching service to the University. She is a Past President of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, served as Convention Chair for four years, and Secretary and At large Board Member. She also provides educational audiology services to deaf/blind students at Maryland School for the Blind. She enjoys spending time with her children, walking and hiking with her dogs.