College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

 

Faculty and Staff

Paul Evitts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

 

Office:   Van Bokkelen 109F
Phone:   410-704-3860
Fax:   410-704-4131
E-mail:   pevitts@towson.edu

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: Speech Language Pathology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • M.A.: Speech-Language Pathology, University of NOrthern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • B.A.: Speech Language Pathology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • B.A.: Studio Art, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Appointments and Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of otolaryngology - Head and neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • International Association of Laryngectomees - Voice Institute, Clinical Faculty
  • Executive Board of Directors - Director of University Relations, Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association (MSHA)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Human Communication Disorders
  • Neurologically Based Language Disorders
  • Speech Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Dysphagia

Professional/Research Interests

  • Cognitive work load and voice disorders
  • Voice options following laryngectomy
  • Adult neurogenic disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Eye-gaze and speech perception

Recent Publications

  • Searl, J., & Evitts, P. M. (2012). Tongue-Palate Contact Pressure, Oral Air Pressure
    and Acoustics of Clear Speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 826-839.
  • Schindler, A., Francesco, M., Francesca, B., Patrizia, M., Evitts, P., & Francesco, O. (2012).
    Reliability and validity of the Italian Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences
    after Laryngeal Cancer (I-SECEL) Questionnaire. Head and Neck, (epub ahead of print).
  • Evitts, P. M., Kasapoglu, F., Demerici, U., & Miller, J. (2011). Communication
    adjustment of patients with a laryngectomy in Turkey: Analysis by type of surgery and mode of speech. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 16, 650-660.
  • Evitts, P. M., & Gallop, R. (2011). Objective eye-gaze behavior during face-to-face
    communication with proficient alaryngeal speakers: A preliminary study.
    International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 46, 535-549.
  • Evitts, P.M., Portugal, L., Van Dine, A., & Holler, A. (2010). Effects of audiovisual information on alaryngeal speech intelligibility. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43, 92-104.
  • Evitts, P.M., Van Dine, A., & Holler, A. (2009). Effects of audio-visual information and mode of speech on listener perceptions of alaryngeal speakers. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 (6), 1-11

Recent Presentations

  • Evitts, P.M., McCall, D., Calhoun, L., & Montgomery, C. (2013). Psychosocial
    outcomes following stroke: Perceptions from the patient, spouse/caregiver, and healthcare professional. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 14-16.
  • Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., Teets, K. Calhoun, L., & Montgomery, C. (2013).
    Listeners’ reactions to phonotraumatic hoarseness: Reaction time, speech intelligibility, and comprehensibility. Technical Session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 14-16.
  • Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., Teets, K. Calhoun, L., & Montgomery, C. (2013). Listeners’
    reactions to phonotrauma voice: Cognitive work load, speech intelligibility, and
    comprehensibility. Maryland Speech Language and Hearing Association
    Annual Convention, Timonium, MD, April 12.
  • Suo, Y., Murano, E., Stone, M., Evitts, P., & Prince, J. (2011).  Semi-automatic segmentation of speech articulators using MRI images.  International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), Montreal, Canada, June 20-23.  
  • Tulenko, C., Bayley, E., Keskeny, H., Hoch, J., Evitts, P., Stapleton, L., & Tellis, J. (2011).  A retrospective study of factors related to successful oral feeding of infants with a tracheotomy in the NICU.  Annual Convention of the Maryland Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA), Towson, MD, April 1-2.
  • Evitts, P. M., Carlberg, R., McIntosh, E., Miller, J., Starmer, H., & Webster, K. (2010).  Listener’s impressions of voice and personality following supracricoid laryngectomy.  Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, PA, November 18-20. 
  • Evitts, P.M., Kasapoglu, F., Demerici, U. (2010). Communication adjustment and experiences of patients with a laryngectomy in Turkey. 12th Annual International Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) World Congress, Quebec, Canada. May 16-19.
  • Evitts, P.M., Starmer, H., Tippett, D., Webster, K., McIntosh, E., Stengel, A., Thrasher, L., Hawkins, S., & Kriebel, A. (2009). Listeners impressions of voice and personality following supracricoid laryngectomy. Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), New Orleans, LA, November 18-21.
  • Evitts, P.M., & Fallon, K. (2009). A psychosocial analysis of head and neck cancer: Perspectives from a speech-language pathologist. International Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) World Congress, Austria, Vienna. June 21-25.
  • Eadie, T., Doyle, P., Searl, J., & Evitts, P. (2008). Defining communication success after total laryngectomy. Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), Chicago, IL, November 20-22.
  • Evitts, P., Foresta, D., & Van Dine, A. (2008). Effects of visual information on disordered speech perception. Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), Chicago, IL, November 20-22.
  • Evitts, P. (2008). Eye-gaze behavior of normal listeners when presented with low-proficiency alaryngeal speech. International Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) World Congress, Madrid, Spain. June 9-13.
  • Evitts, P. (2008). Eye-gaze behavior of normal listeners when presented with proficient alaryngeal speech. International Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) World Congress, Madrid, Spain. June 9-13.

Grants/Awards

  • External Funding: Awarded, September (2006). Evitts, P., Searl, J., Gallop, R., & Shivde, G. Eye-gaze tracking of normal listeners to alaryngeal speech. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, RO3 Small Grant Award.
  • External Funding: Awarded August (2008). Evitts, P. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (NIH LRP).

 



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