Educational BackgroundDoctorate of Education, Special Education, Specialization in Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Collateral Area in Reading, University of Pittsburgh, 2006Master of Education, Special Education, Program for the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, University of Pittsburgh, 1992Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, University of Albuquerque, 1984Associate in Arts, Business Administration, Robert Morris University, 1982
Professional BackgroundProfessor, Education Department, SESS, Robert Morris UniversityAdjunct Faculty, IUP, University of Pittsburgh, and West Liberty State CollegeTeacher of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, RESA-6, West VirginiaVarious Positions in Business (Training & Support Coordinator - MIS, PC Specialist,and Marketing Representative)
Area of Expertise/ResearchVicki J. Donne, DEd, has more than 15 years experience as a deaf educator in the public schools. Her current research interests focus on reading instruction for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, interventions and technology use among students with disabilities, and special education teacher preparation.
PublicationsDonne, V., & Hansen, M. (2017). Teachers' use of assistive technologies in education. In Tomeo, L. (Ed.), Exploring the New Era of Technology-Infused Education (pp. 86-101). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.Donne, V. (2016). Young adult books: Helping to prepare teachers for Augmentative Alternative Communication. International Journal of Special Education, 31(2), 161-168.Donne, V. (2016). Deaf characters in literature. In G. Gertz, P. Boudreault (Eds.). The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.Donne, V., & Rugg, N. (2015). Online reading practices of students who are deaf/hard of hearing. Deafness & Education international, 17(3). 144-154.Donne, V., & Rugg, N. (2015). Reading comprehension practices of students who are deaf/hard of hearing. The Volta Review, 115(2), 101-127.Donne, V., & Briley, M. L. (2015). Multimedia storybooks: Supporting vocabulary for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. International Journal of Special Education, 30(2), 1-13.Donne, V. (2013). Technology to support sign language for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32(4), 24-37.Donne, V., & Hansen, M. (2013). Business and technology educators: Practices for inclusion. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education, 9(4), 81-93.Cellante, D., & Donne, V. (2013). A program evaluation process to meet the needs of English language learners. Education, 134(1), 1-8.Donne, V., & Lin, F. (2013). Special education teacher induction: The wiki way. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, & Ideas, 86(2), 1-5.Donne, V. (2012). Keyboard instruction for students with a disability. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, & Ideas, 85(5), 201-206.Donne, V. (2012). Wiki: Using web connections to connect students. TechTrends, 56(2), 31-36.Rugg, N., & Donne, V. (2011). Parent and teacher perceptions of transitioning students from an auditory-oral school to general education. Volta Review, 111(3), 325-351.Hansen, M., & Donne, V. (Fall, 2011). Business educators: Putting inclusion into practice. Business Teacher Education Journal, 38, 35-41.Donne, V. (2011). Reading instruction and text difficulty. Volta Review, 111(1), 5-23.Donne, V., & Zigmond, N. (2008). Student engagement during reading instruction for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. American Annals of the Deaf, 153(3), 294-303.Donne, V., & Zigmond, N. (2008). An observational study of reading instruction for students who are deaf/hard of hearing in public schools. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 29(4), 219-235.
Presentations2016 - PA CEC Conference: Planting seeds of AAC Knowledge2016 - CEC National Conference: Unlocking Reading Comprehension: Can Students Give Us the Keys?2014 - RMU Preparing Learners for the 21st Century Conference: Adaptive Technology for Literacy2012 - OCALI National Conference: Panel Discussion of ASL & Autism Spectrum Disorders2012 - PA CEC Conference: Application of Apps (Student Led Presentation)2012 - RMU Business Education Conference: Autism in the Classroom - What Business Educators Need to Know2011 - PA CEC Conference: An Initiative of Distance Teacher Induction Program2011 - AG Bell National Conference: Transitioning of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing2010 - CEC National Conference: Developing and Implementing Individualized Multimedia Storybooks for Vocabulary Development2009 - OCALI National Conference: Multimedia Storybooks as Tools for Vocabulary Development2008 - ACE-DHH National Convention: Reading Levels and the Reading Instruction Experience2007 - ACE-DHH National Convention: Reading Instruction for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Public School Settings-Results of an Observational Study2005 - PESDHH Convocation, PA: Strategies for Increasing Time Engaged in Reading2003 - PAC RIM: A Functional Vision Evaluation for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing