Paul Evitts

Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

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Education

Ph.D.: Speech Language Pathology, Bowling Green State University, 2004
M.A.: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Northern Iowa, 2000
B.A.: Speech Language Pathology, University of Northern Iowa, 1998
B.A.: Studio Art, Loras College, 1993

Areas of Expertise

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

Certifications

  • ASHA CCC-SLP
  • Maryland State Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

Recent Publications

  • Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., Teets, K., Montgomery, C., Calhoun, L., Schulze, A., MacKenzie, J., & Adams, L. (2016). The impact of dysphonic voices on healthy listeners: Listener reaction times, speech intelligibility, and listener comprehension. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-14-0183.
  • Joseph, R., Evitts, P., Tulenko, C., & Bayley, E. (in press). Oral feeding outcome in infants with a tracheostomy. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
  • Cripps, J., Cooper, S.,Evitts, P., Hyle, R., & Blackburn, J. (2016). Diagnosing and treating disorders in signed language: A new perspective. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43,223-237.
  • Cripps, J., Cooper, S., Supalla, S., &Evitts, P. (2016). Meeting the needs of signers in the field of speech and language pathology: Some considerations for action. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 37(2), 108-116.
  • Evitts, P., Kopf, M., & Kaufman, M. (2014). Speech pathologists’ knowledge and impressions of the obese swallow. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (26), 2262-2269.
  • Schindler, A., Francesco, M., Francesca, B., Patrizia, M.,Evitts, P., & Francesco, O. (2013). Reliability and validity of the Italian Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer (I-SECEL) Questionnaire.Head & Neck, 35(11), 1606-1615.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recent Presentations

  • Evitts, P. M., Teets, K., Dalton, E., & Hammersla, K. (2014). Long-term average spectral (LTAS) analysis of phonotraumatic hoarseness: Acoustic and perceptual results. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Orlando, FL., November 20-22.
  • Cripps, J., Cooper, S., & Evitts, P. (2014). Diagnosing and treating disorders in signed language: A new perspective. Poster presentation at American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Orlando, FL., November 20-22.
  • Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., Teets, K., Montgomery, C., Schulze, A., MacKenzie, J., Adams, L., & Calhoun, L. (2013). Normal listeners’ reactions to phonotraumatic hoarseness: Cognitive work load, speech intelligibility, and comprehensibility. Twenty minute technical session presented at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association annual convention, Chicago, IL., November 14-16.