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Curriculum Vitae

FORMAL EDUCATION

04/2005 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, Emphasis in Communication and Swallowing Neuroscience

10/1985 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Master of Arts (Honors) Speech-Language Pathology

01/1983 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of General Studies: Speech Pathology; Minors: Audiology & Psychology

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
Funded - External 

LSU College of Engineering - Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Traffic Resiliency - P.I.                                                          $37,511

Road sign recognition during computer testing versus driving simulator performance for stroke and stroke+aphasia groups
Funded 07/01/14 through 06/30/15
Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Support – P.I.                                                                                         $85,389
Using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to adapt the communicative effectiveness survey for elderly Louisianians
Funded 06/01/08 – 06/30/11 (Completed after NCE 06/30/12)
NIH National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders Loan Repayment Program – P.I.                                                $57,000
Refining the Communicative Effectiveness Survey for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Dysarthria
Funded 10/10 – 10/12 (Completed 09/30/12)
 GlaxoSmithKline Inc. – P.I. Craig A. Velozo; Investigator (subcontract)
Developing a Computer Adaptive Test for Functional Cognition in Stroke
Funded 03/2006 – 08/08
VA RR&D Career Development I Award – P.I.  2-years Salary Support & Fringe Benefits                                                              $137,800                     
Extending Rehabilitation Outcomes Measure Development in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Funded 08/01/05 through 07/30/07 (Completed)
VA Associated Health Rehabilitation Research Predoctoral Fellowship - P.I.                                                                                  $18,000
Extending Dysarthria Research with a Measure of Communicative Effectiveness
Funded 06/01/04 through 05/30/05 (Completed)
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Funded - Internal
LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Enhancement Award                                                                             $19,888
    Implementing a Neuroanatomy Learning Center for COMD Students
    Funded 2016-2017
LSU Office of Research and Development Council on Research – Faculty Research Grant                                                          $9,998
    Treating Attention Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson’s disease
    Funded 07/01/15 – 06/30/16 (Completed)

LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Support - P.I.                                                                           $5,000

        Treating attention in a person with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot study. 

         Funded Summer 2014 (Completed)

LSU 2013 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Award - P.I.                                                                      $8,000

        Does linguistic complexity during the conversational discourse of older people with Parkinson's disease and dysarthria 

        differ from a control group without PD?

        Funded Summer 2013 (Completed 10/01/13)

LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Support                                                                                   $6,000
Funded Summer 2011 (Completed 10/01/11)
LSU College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship - P.I.                                                                                            $5,000
Does the clinical maximum output speech treatment (CMOST) demonstrate a treatment effect for individuals
with Parkinson's disease and dysarthria?
Funded Summer 2010 (Completed 10/01/10)
LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend Award 2008 – P.I.                                                                                                        $5,000
Does the Method of Training Transcribers Affect Speech Intelligibility Ratings? Considerations for Research Teams of the Future
Funded Summer 2010 (Completed 10/01/08)
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Not Funded
LSU Council on Research Faculty Research Grant – P.I.
Does the Clinical Maximum Output Speech Treatment (C-MOST) Demonstrate a Treatment Effect for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Dysarthria? Submitted 04/2010 (revised/resubmitted 2011)
American Speech and Hearing Foundation Clinical Research in Communication Disorders Program – P.I.
 Are Conversational Aphasia Groups Different From Traditional Linguistic-Based Aphasia Groups?
Submitted 04/2009
NIH Loan Repayment Program – P.I.
Refining the Communicative Effectiveness Survey for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Dysarthria
Submitted 12/2008 (revised/resubmitted 2009)
American Speech and Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Grant Program - P.I.
What Does Communicative Effectiveness Mean to Older Individuals with and without Parkinson's Disease?
Submitted 04/2008
LSU Council on Research Faculty Research Grant – P.I
 What Does Communicative Effectiveness Mean to Young Adults: Adding a Piece to the Communicative Effectiveness Puzzle?
Submitted 04/08
NIH Loan Repayment Program – P.I.
 Refining the Communicative Effectiveness Survey for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Dysarthria
Submitted 12/07 (revised/resubmitted 2008)
VA RR&D Merit Review– P.I. Craig A. Velozo – Co-P.I.
 Developing a Computerized Adapted Measure of Functional Cognition for Returning OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury
Submitted 12/05; Resubmitted 06/06

 

PUBLICATIONS
Peer Reviewed Journals (* denotes student)
  1. Barker, B.A., Donovan, N.J., Shubert, A., Walker, E. (2016 in press) Using Rasch Analysis to examine the item-level psychometrics of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scales. Speech, Language and Hearing
  2. Savage, M.C. & Donovan, N.J. (2016 in press). Comparing linguistic complexity and efficiency in conversations from stimulation therapy and conversation therapy in aphasia. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
  3. Donovan, N.J., *Boudreaux, D., Savage, M.C. (2015). Objective measurement of vocal parameters in older people with and without Parkinson’s disease in their natural environments – a pilot study. Current Concepts in Communication Disorders, 42, 100-109.*Savage, M.C., 
  4. *Stead, A., Donovan, N.J., Hoffman, P. (2015).  Time of day effects on language discourse in healthy aging and dementia. Nursing Older People27(3), 31-38
  5. Cohen, A.S., Dinzeo, T.J., Donovan, N.J., *Brown, Caitlin, Morrison, Sean C. (2015) Vocal acoustic analysis as a biometric indicator of information processing: implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 226, 235-241.
  6. *Savage, M.C., Donovan, N.J., Hoffman, P. (2013). Preliminary results from conversation therapy in two cases of phasia. AphasiologyDOI:10.1080/02687038.2013.843153.
  7. Edmonds, L.A. & Donovan, N.J.  (2013). Research applications for An Object and Action Naming Battery to assess naming skills in Spanish/English bilingual speakers. Behavior Research Methods, DOI 10.3758/s13428-013-0381-7. 
  8. Donovan, N.J., Daniels, S.K., Edmiaston, J., Weinhardt, J., Summers, D., Mitchell, P.H. on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Stroke Council. (2013). Dysphagia Screening: State of the art nursing symposium, International Stroke Conference 2012. Stroke, 44, e24-e31.
  9. Donovan, N.J. (2012). Patient-Reported Outcomes for Acquired Dysarthria. American Speech Language Hearing Association Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 22(4), 152-159.
  10. Waid-Ebbs, J.K., Wen, P-S., Velozo, C.A., Heaton, S.C., Donovan, N.J. (2012). The item level psychometrics of the Behavior Rating Index of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A) in a TBI sample. Brain Injury, 26, 1646-1657.
  11. Edmonds, L.A., & Donovan, N.J. (2012). Item level psychometrics and predictors of performance for Spanish/English bilingual speakers on An Object and Action Naming Battery. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 359-381.
  12. Baylor, C., Hula, W., Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L., Doyle, P.J., Yorkston, K.M. (2011). An introduction to item response theory for speech-language pathologists [Tutorial]. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 20, 243-259.
  13. Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S.C., Kimberg, C., Velozo, C.A. (2011). Conceptualizing functional cognitive domains for the computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 25(4), 348-364.
  14. Hula, W., Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L., Rothi, L.J.G. (2010). Item response theory analysis of the Western Aphasia Battery. Aphasiology, 24(1), 1326-1341.
  15. Donovan, N.J., Juengling-Sudkamp, J., Kunduk, M. (2010). A review of health behavior theories and their applicability to dysphagia treatment [Review]. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology, 18(1), 1-12.
  16. Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.K., Young, M.E., & Rosenbek, J.C. (2008). The Communicative Effectiveness Survey: Preliminary evidence of construct validity. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(4), 335-347.
  17. Ketterson, T.U., Glueckauf, R.L., Blonder, L.X., Gustafson, D.J., Donovan, N.J., Rodriquez, A.D., Pekich, D., Ley, C., & Gonzalez Rothi, L.J. (2008). Reliability and validity of the functional outcome questionnaire for aphasia (FOQ-A). Rehabilitation Psychology, 53(2), 215-223.
  18. Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L., Heaton, S.D., Kwon, S., Velozo, C.A., & Duncan, P.W. (2008). Conceptualizing functional cognition in stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 22(2), 122-35.
  19. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., & Rosenbek, J.C. (2007). The Communicative Effectiveness Survey: Investigating its item-level psychometrics. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology, 15(4), 433-447.
  20. Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L., Moore, A.B., Rosenbek, & Rothi, L. J. G. (2007). Why consider impaired social language usage in a case of corticobasal degeneration? The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21(1), 190-203.
  21. Jones, H.N., Donovan, N.J., Sapienza, C.M., Shrivastav, R., Fernandez, H., & Rosenbek, J.C. (2006) Expiratory muscle strength training in the rehabilitation of mixed dysarthria. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology, 14(3), 207-217.
  22. Donovan, N.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Ketterson, T.U., & Velozo, C.A. (2006). Adding meaning to measurement: Initial Rasch analysis of the ASHA FACS Social Communication Subtest. Aphasiology, 20(2, 3, 4), 362-373.
  23. Stickler, D., Gilmore, R., Rosenbek, J.C., & Donovan, N.J. (2003). Dysphagia with bilateral lesions of the insular cortex. Dysphagia, 18, 179-181.

Book Chapters
  1. Rosenbek, J.C. & Donovan, N.J. (2006).  Plasticity in the neural pathways for swallowing: the role in rehabilitation of dysphagia.  In M.E. Selzer, L. Cohen, F.H. Gage, S. Clarke & P.W. Duncan (Eds.), Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation (pp. 356-367).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Rosenbek, J.C. & Donovan, N.J. (2006): Untersuchung der Lebensqualitaet und der Behandlungsqualitaet als Teil der Outcome-Messung bei Erwachsenen mit erworbenen Dysphagien (Translated title:  Quality of care  and quality of life assessment as part of a repertoire of outcome measurements in adult onset dysphagia). In Stanschus, S. (Ed.), Rehabilitation von Dysphagien (pp. 11-47). Idstein: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag.
  3. Rosenbek, J.C. & Donovan, N. J. (2006).  Oropharyngeal dysphagia outcome measurement.  In J.A.Y. Cichero and B. Murdoch (Eds.), Dysphagia: Foundation, theory and practice (pp. 545-566).  London: Wiley. 
  4. Jones, H. N., Donovan, N. J., & Rosenbek, J. C. (2007). Speech and swallowing disorders in patients with movement disorders. In H. H. Fernandez, R. L. Rodriguez, F. M. Skidmore, & M. S. Okun (Eds.), A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders: Diagnosis, medical and surgical management (pp. 205-236). Woodbridge, CT:Demos Medical Publishing.
  5. Donovan, N.J. (2008).  Corticobasal Degeneration. In M. McNeil (Ed.), Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorder (pp. 303-306).  NY: Thieme.
  6. Donovan, N.J.  (2009). Swallowing problems in corticobasal degeneration.  In H.N. Jones & J.C. Rosenbek (Eds.), Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Rare Conditions (pp. 165-170).  San Diego: Plural Publishing.  
Published Abstracts (*denotes student)
  1. Savage, M.C. & Donovan, N.J. (2014, June). Comparing linguistic complexity and efficiency in conversations from Stimulation Therapy and Conversation Therapy in Aphasia [abstract].  2014 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, St. Simon, Georgia. http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/
  2. Donovan, N.J. (2013, October).  Introducing the Communicative Effectiveness Survey: an objective measure of communicative participation for people with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria [abstract]. World Parkinson Congress, Montréal, Canada. Parkinson’s Disease, 3(S1), 141.
  3. Donovan, N.J., *Ferguson, K.M., Barker, B.A., Hoffman, P.R. (2013, October). Treatment effects of attention process training for an individual with Parkinson’s disease [abstract]. World Parkinson Congress, Montréal, Canada. Parkinson’s Disease, 3(S1), 141.
  4. Donovan, N.J. (2013, October).  Introducing the Communicative Effectiveness Survey: an objective measure of communicative participation for people with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria. World Parkinson Congress, Montréal, Canada. Parkinson’s Disease
  5. Donovan, N.J., *Ferguson, K.M., Barker, B. (2013, October). Treatment effects of attention process training for an individual with Parkinson’s disease.  World Parkinson Congress, Montréal, Canada. Parkinson’s Disease
  6.  *Savage, M., Donovan, N.J., Hoffman, P. (2012, May).  Comparing the treatment effect of conversational and traditional aphasia treatments based on conversational outcome measures.  2012 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA. http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/ 
  7. Donovan, N.J. (2009).  Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria define communicative effectiveness [abstract].  Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 15, S189-S190.
  8. Velozo, C.A., Duncan, P.W., Wang, J.H., Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S.C., Kendall, D.L., Kwon, S., Singletary, F.F., Seago, R., Garretson, K.N., Agonis, J.K. (2009).  Development of an item bank for a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition [abstract].  Value in Health, 12(3):A17-A17
  9. Hula, W., Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L, Rothi, L.J.G.   Item response theory analysis of the Western Aphasia Battery[abstract].   Proceedings of the 2009 Clinical Aphasiology Conference http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/
  10. Rodriquez, A.D., Donovan, N.J., Glueckauf, R.L., Gustafson, D., Rothi, L.J.G.  Clinical implications for the two-factor FOQ-A based on item-level psychometric analysis.  Proceedings of the 2009 Clinical Aphasiology Conference http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/
  11. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K.  (2008).  Development of a social   communication construct for a computerized adaptive measure of functional cognition for traumatic brain injury [abstract].  Proceedings of the 2008 Clinical Aphasiology Conference http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/
  12. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Duncan, P.W., Kendall, D.L., Heaton, S.C., Kwon, S. (2008).  Using the FDA PRO Guidelines to develop a computerized adaptive outcome measure of functional cognition for stroke [abstract].  Stroke, 39(2):702-703. 
  13. Rodriguez, A.D., Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Glueckauf, R., Blonder, L., Ketterson, T., & Rothi, L.G.R.  (2007). Measurement properties of the functional outcomes questionnaire for aphasia (FOQ-A) [abstract].  Proceedings of the 2007 Clinical Aphasiology Conference http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/
  14. Donovan, N.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Velozo, C.A., Kendall, D.L., Young, M.E., & Musson, N.D. (2005).  Extending dysarthria research with a measure of communicative effectiveness [abstract].  ASHA Leader, 10(11):171.
  15. Jones, H.N, Donovan, N.J., Sapienza, C.M., Shrivastav, R., Fernandez, H.H., & Rosenbek, J.C. (2005). Expiratory muscle strength training in the rehabilitation of mixed dysarthria [abstract].  ASHA Leader, 10(11):153.
  16. Donovan, N.J. (2005).  Extending dysarthria research with a measure of communicative effectiveness (Doctoral dissertation, University of Florida).  Dissertation Abstracts International.
  17. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Rosenbek, J.C., Ketterson, T.  (2005). Making measurement meaningful: Rasch analysis and the ASHA FACS [abstract].  Proceedings of the 2005 Clinical Aphasiology Conference   http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/ 
  18. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S., Sapienza, C.M. (2005).  Developing a measure of communicative effectiveness for individuals with Parkinson’s disease [abstract].  Movement Disorders, 20(S10): S92. 
  19. Donovan, N., Kendall, D., Moore, A., Kodsi, M., Rosenbek, J.C., Todd, J. A., and Rothi, L. J. G. (2003).  Language processes and use in a case of corticobasal degeneration [abstract].  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9 (2): 307. 
REFEREED PLATFORM AND POSTER PRESENTATION (*mentored student)\
  1. Donovan, N.J. & *Mahoney, M.J. (2016, November). Treating attention deficits in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Platform)

  2.  Donovan, N.J., *Brown, C.E., Savage, M.C, Varnado, C.B. & Parr, S. (2016, November). Computerized Road Sign Interpretation in Older Adults with and without Aphasia: A Pilot Study. 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Poster).

  3. Donovan, N.J., *Pinas, C.M., & Territo, D. (2016, July).  Does individualized music reduce agitation and confused responses in respite center clients? 2017 Aging in American Conference, Chicago, IL (Poster).

  4. Donovan, N.J., *Dupré, B.J., Territo, D., (2016, July). Individualized music intervention to reduce agitation an increase communication in respite care. 2017 Aging in American Conference, Chicago, IL (Poster).

  5. Territo, D.D, Auten, B.W., Schillings, M.K., Donovan, N.J. (2016, July). No more searching: Success stories of a social model respite center for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. 2017 Aging in American Conference, Chicago, IL (workshop)

  6. Donovan, N.J. (2016, June). The Communicative Effectiveness Survey-Revised (CESR): An objective measure of communicative participation for people with Parkinson’s disease. 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, Germany (Poster).
  7. *Varnado, C. & Donovan, N.J. (2016, March). Demonstrating the Treatment Effect of Manual Therapy on Speech Outcomes in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.  Conference on Motor Speech, New Port Beach, CA (Poster).
  8.  *Crocker, M.R., *Varnado, C.B., Donovan, N.J. (2015, June). Using smartphone applications to measure sound pressure level. 2015 Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA (Poster)
  9. *Brown, C.E, Donovan, N.J. Savage, M.C., & *Varnado, C.B. (2015, April). Do people with aphasia interpret road signs differently than people without aphasia? 2015 LSU Life Course and Aging Student Research Symposium, Baton Rouge, LA (Poster)
  10.  *Varnado, C.B., & Donovan, N.J. (2015, April). Treatment efficacy of manual therapy on speech outcomes in children with spastic cerebral palsy: A single-subject experimental design. 2015 LSU Life Course and Aging Student Research Symposium, Baton Rouge, LA (Poster)
  11.  *Crocker, M.R., *Varnado, C.B., Donovan, N.J. (2015, March). Using smartphone applications to measure sound pressure level. 2015 LSU Discovery Day Undergraduate Research Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. (Poster)
  12. Barker, B.A., Donovan, N.J., *Gibbons, C. (2014, December). Working to improve caregivers' intra-rater reliability on the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scales (IT-MAIS) via video. 2014 American Cochlear Implant Alliance Conference, Nashville, TN (Platform)
  13.  Donovan, N.J. (2014, November). Introducing an improved measure of communicative effectiveness for people with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria. 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL (Platform).
  14. Donovan, N.J. & *Heise-Jensen, L. (2014, November). Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39: People with aphasia rate pictures similar to questions (Poster).
  15. *Brouwer, A. & Donovan, N.J. (2013, November). Finding Similarities between Photographs and the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39) Items. 2013 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. 
  16. *Brown, C. & Donovan, N.J. (2013, November). Big Kids: Is Adult Syntactic Complexity Parallel with Developmental Complexity? 2013 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. 
  17. *Copperberg, K., Donovan, N.J., & *Savage, M.C. (2013, November). Comparing the treatment effect of conversational and traditional aphasia treatments on linguistic complexity measures. 2013 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. (accepted 7/16/13)
  18. *Ferguson, K.M., Donovan, N.J., Barker, B., & Hoffman, P.R. (2013,November). Treatment effects of attention process training for an individual with Parkinson’s disease. 2013 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. (accepted 7/16/13
  19. *Varnado, C., Donovan, N.J., & Gonsoulin, C.M. (2013, November). Treatment Effect of Chest Mobilization Protocol on Speech Outcomes for a Child with Severe Motor Impairment: A single-subject study. 2013 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. (accepted 7/13/13)
  20. Savage, M., Donovan, N.J., Hoffman, P. (2011, November). Differences in conversational outcomes in two types of aphasia therapy. 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA. (Platform)
  21. Barker, B. A., Donovan, N. J., *Schubert, A., & Walker, E. A. (2013, October). An examination of the validity and reliability of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scales. Poster presented at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance’s 2013 Symposium, Washington D.C.
  22. Barker, B., Donovan, N.J., *Schubert, A., & Walker E., (2013, April). An Examination of the Validity and Reliability of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scales (IT-MAIS). American Auditory Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (Poster).
  23. *Schembre, L., Donovan, N.J., *Savage, M. (2012, November). Exploring Differences in Conversational Efficiency between Two Types of Aphasia Therapy in a Single Subject. 2012 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA (Poster).
  24. *Sudkamp, J., Donovan, N.J., Martin-Schild, S., Garand, J.C., Buckingham, J. (2012, November). Investigating the treatment effect of a non-confrontational intervention to reduce verbal perseveration in aphasia. 2012 American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA (Poster).
  25. Velozo, C.A., Waid-Ebbs, J.K., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S., Donovan, N.J., Singletary, F. (2011, June). Using a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for treatment planning. 3rd Federal Interagency Conference on TBI. Washington, D.C. (Platform)
  26. Wen, P-S., Waid-Ebbs, J.K., Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S., Velozo, C.A. (2011, June). Investigation of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF-A) Factor Structure in Individuals with TBI and the Clinical Implications. 3rd Federal Interagency Conference on TBI. Washington, D.C. (Poster)
  27. Baylor, C., Donovan, N.J. , Dykstra, A., Halpern, A., Hill, F., Spielman, J., Walshe, M., Whitehill, Yorkston, K. (2010,November). Communicative participation and motor speech disorders: Clinical and research perspectives. 2010 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Platform).
  28. Edmonds, L., Donovan, N.J. (2010, November). Evaluating an Object & Action Naming Battery for Spanish/English Bilinguals. 2010 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Poster).
  29. Wen, P-S, Waid-Ebbs, K.W., Donovan, N.J. , Heaton, S.C., Velozo, C.A. (2010, September). The rater effects of the behavior rating inventory of the executive function-adult (Brief-A) in individuals with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers. 2010 International Conference on Outcome Measurement, Bethesda, MD (Platform).
  30. Waid-Ebbs, J.K., Wen, P.S., Heaton, S.C., . , Velozo, C.A., Donovan, N.J (2010, September). Using Rasch analysis to examine the psychometric properties of the BRIEF-A on individuals with TBI. 2010 International Conference on Outcome Measurement, Bethesda, MD (Platform).
  31. Donovan, N.J. (2010, June). Measuring treatment outcomes in adult neurogenic communication disorders. 2010 Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association Convention (2-hour Seminar).
  32. Donovan, N.J., *Michiels, H.H., Kaufman, E. (2010, March). Preliminary findings of a treatment effect from a maximum performance speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria. International Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, GA (Poster).
  33. Donovan, N.J. (2009, December). Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria define communicative effectiveness. 18th World Federation of Neurology World Congress on Parkinson’s disease and ReLA.ted Disorders, Miami Beach, FL (Poster).
  34. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S, Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K., Singletary, F. (2009, November). Introducing a computer adaptive test of functional cognition for TBI. 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (2 Hour Seminar).
  35. Donovan, N.J., *Marino, A., *Jones, J., *Bourque-Meaux, A., *Michiels, H. (2009, November). Do different methods of training transcribers affect speech intelligibility ratings? Considerations for research teams of the future. 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (Poster).
  36. *Zimmerman, C., Fisher, J., Donovan, N.J. (2009, November). Effect of group aphasia treatment on word retrieval skills. 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (Poster).
  37. Hula, W., Donovan, N.J., Kendall, D.L, Rothi, L.J.G. (2009, May). Item response theory analysis of the Western Aphasia Battery. Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2009, Keystone, CO (Platform).
  38. Rodriquez, A.D., Donovan, N.J., Glueckauf, R.L., Gustafson, D., Rothi, L.J.G. (2009, May). Clinical implications for the two-factor FOQ-A based on item-level psychometric analysis. Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2009, Keystone, CO (Poster).
  39. Velozo, C.A., Duncan, P.W., Wang, J-W, Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S.C., Kendall, D.L. (2009, May). Development of an item bank for a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for stroke, International Society for Pharmoeconomics and Outcomes Research 14th International Conference, Orlando, FL (Platform).
  40. Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K., Donovan, N.J. (2009, January). Development of a self/proxy report of functional cognition for TBI, Health Services Research and Development Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (Platform).
  41. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K. (2008, September). Item level psychometric properties of the social communication construct developed for a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for traumatic brain injury, International Conference on Outcomes Measurement, Bethesda, MD (Platform).
  42. Wen, P-S., Velozo, C.A., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K., Donovan, N.J. (2008, September). Comparison of patient, caregiver and health professional rating of a functional cognitive measure for traumatic brain injury, International Conference on Outcomes Measurement, Bethesda, MD (Platform).
  43. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K. (2008, May) Development of a social communication construct for a computerized adaptive measure of functional cognition for traumatic brain injury, Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2008, Jackson Hole, WY (Platform).
  44. Velozo, C.A., Wen, P-S., Heaton, S.C., Waid-Ebbs, K., Donovan, N.J. (2008, March). Psychometrics of a functional cognitive item bank for traumatic brain injury. NIH Patient Reported Outcome Measure Information System (PROMIS) 2008, Washington, D.C. 03/14/08 (Poster).
  45. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Duncan, P.W., Kendall, D.L., Heaton, S.C., Kwon, S. (2008, February). Using the FDA PRO guidelines to develop a computerized adaptive measure of functional cognition for stroke. International Stroke Conference, New Orleans, LA (Poster).
  46. DelToro, C., Kendall, D.L., Donovan, N.J., (2007, November). Establishing a hierarchy of non-words for reading aloud in aphasia, 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA (Poster).
  47. Rodriguez, A.D., Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Glueckauf, R., Blonder, L., Ketterson, T., & Rothi, L.G.R. (2007, May). Measurement properties of the functional outcomes questionnaire for aphasia (FOQ-A). Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (Poster).
  48. Kimberg, C., Heaton, S.C., Velozo, C., Donovan, N.J., Waid-Ebbs, J.K., & Wen, P. (2007, February). Development of a measure of functional cognition for adult TBI. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (Poster).
  49. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Heaton, S.C., Coster, W., Waid-Ebbs, K., Wen, PS., Kimberg, C. (2007, February). Developing a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for TBI: Conceptualizing functional cognition across the continuum of care. VA HSR&D National Conference, Washington, D.C. (Platform).
  50. Donovan, N.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S. (2006, November). Do depression ratings predict change in communicative effectiveness survey ratings for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria? 2006 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL (Platform).
  51. Velozo, C.A., Heaton, S.D., Donovan, N.J., Piantieri, S., Kimberg, C., Waid-Ebbs, K., Wen, P-S., Coster, W. (2006, September). Using focus groups to develop questions for a computer adaptive measure of functional cognition for TBI. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Boston, MA (Poster).
  52. Donovan, N.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Velozo, C.A., Kendall, D.L., Young, M.E., & Musson, N.D. (2005, November). Extending dysarthria research with a measure of communicative effectiveness. 2005 American-Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, San Diego, CA (Platform).
  53. Jones, H.N, Donovan, N.J., Sapienza, C.M., Shrivastav, R., Fernandez, H.H., & Rosenbek, J.C. (2005, November). Expiratory muscle strength training in the rehabilitation of mixed dysarthria. 2005 American-Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, San Diego, CA (Platform).
  54. Donovan, N.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Ketterson, T., Velozo, C.A. (2005, June). Making measurement meaningful: Rasch analysis and the ASHA FACS. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Sanibel, FL (Poster).
  55. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S. & Sapienza, C.M. (2005, March). Developing a measure of communicative effectiveness for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. International Society of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders, New Orleans, LA (Poster).
  56. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S. & Sapienza, C.M. (2004, November). Communicative effectiveness survey measurement properties for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, 2004 American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Poster).
  57. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S. & Sapienza, C.M. (2004, September). Measuring communicative effectiveness in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jacksonville, FL (Poster).
  58. Donovan, N.J., Velozo, C.A. & Rosenbek, J.C. (2003, November). Measuring communicative effectiveness, 2003 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL (Platform).
  59. Donovan, N.J, Kendall, D., Moore, A., Kodsi, M., Rosenbek, J.C., Todd, J. A., and Rothi, L. J. G. (2003, February). Language processes and usage in a case of corticobasal degeneration, International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference, Honolulu, HA (Poster).
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Scholarly Journals 
American Journal of Speech Language Pathology (AJSLP)
Aphasiology
Brain Injury
Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA)
Health and Quality of Life
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (IJSLP)
Journal of Communication Disorders (JCD)
Journal of Critical Care (JCC)
Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology (JMSLP)
Journal of Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation (JPMR)
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research (JSHR)
Neurocase
Neurology
Quality of Life Research
Seminars in Speech-Language Pathology

Invited Presentations - Professional 
  1. Donovan, N.J. (2015, January).   The long and winding road: Investigating communicative effectiveness in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and dysarthria. University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH
  2. Donovan, N.J. (2013, January). From the bench to the bedside and beyond: Conducting participation research in communication disorders. University of Illinois, College of Applied Health Sciences, Urbana-Champagne, IL.
  3. Donovan, N.J. (2012, March). Breaking Communication Barriers: Interacting with People with Dementia.  19th Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s disease. Baton Rouge, LA.
  4. Donovan, N.J. (2012, January). Dysphagia Screening Post-Stroke – Defining the Problem.  (2012, January) American Heart Association International Stroke Conference, Nursing/Rehabilitation Symposium, New Orleans, LA
  5. Edmonds, L. & Donovan, N.J. (2011, November).  Assessment of object and action naming and discourse for Spanish/English bilingual adults: Recent findings and preliminary applications.  2011 ASHA Convention, San Diego, CA
  6. Donovan, N.J. (2008, April).  Using the principles of evidence-based treatment in daily practice: Pitfalls and promises.  Invited presenter at the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology Spring CEU Symposium, Baton Rouge, LA.
  7. Donovan, N.J. (2005, April). What is communicative effectiveness and why is it important for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their communication partners?  Invited speaker at the 3rd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, Ocala, FL.
Guest Lectures
  1. Donovan, N.J. (2008, March).  Assessment of aphasia.  Guest lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  2. Donovan, N.J. (2006, December).  The anatomy of a rehabilitation scientist.  Guest lecturer, Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  3. Donovan, N.J. (2006, October).  Designing Rehabilitation research with a societal participation perspective.  Guest lecturer, Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.  
  4. Donovan, N.J. (2005, March).  Treatment of motor speech disorders.  Guest lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  5. Donovan, N.J. (2005, September).  Assessment of aphasia.  Guest Llecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  6. Donovan, N.J.  (2005, November).  The anatomy of a rehabilitation scientist, Guest lecturer, Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  7. Donovan, N.J.  (2004, June).  Documentation and reimbursement issues in audiology.  Guest lecturer, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  8. Donovan, N.J.  (2005, October).  Designing functional limitations research from a participation perspective: an interdisciplinary proposal.  Guest lecturer, Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  9. Donovan, N.J. (2004, March).   Assessing aphasia.  Guest lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  10. Donovan, N.J. (2004, January).  Assessing and treating motor speech disorders. Guest lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  11. Donovan, N.J.  (2004, December).  A new measurement tool for dysarthria treatment.  Guest lecture, International Education Exchange Program for Japanese Medical Professionals, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  12. Donovan, N.J. (2003, June).  Medicare and audiology.  Guest lecturer, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  13. Donovan, N.J. (2003, October).  Begin with the end in mind: designing functional limitations research from a participation perspective. Guest
  14. Donovan, N.J.  (2002, November).  Using the ICF model of function in an international context.  International Education Exchange Program for Japanese Medical Professionals, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  15. 1Donovan, N.J. (2002, November).  Psychosocial aspects of communication disorders.  Guest lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  16. Donovan, N.J. (2002, November).  Medical aspects of communication disorders.  Guest lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Louisiana State University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baton Rouge, LA 2007 - Present

    Associate Professor (2013 - Present)
Neuroanatomic Bases of Speech and Hearing (COMD 7280)
Aphasia and Adult Language Disorders (COMD 7387)
Survey of Adult Communication Disorders (COMD 4572)
Exploring the Effects of Normal Aging Processes on Communication (COMD 7780)
    Assistant Professor (2007 - 2013)
Neuroanatomic Bases of Speech and Hearing (COMD 7280)
Aphasia and Adult Language Disorders (COMD 7387)
Survey of Adult Communication Disorders (COMD 4572)
Exploring the Effects of Normal Aging Processes on Communication (COMD 7750)

University of Florida, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Gainesville, FL
    Instructor, Motor Speech Disorders (SPA 6233) 2004
    Teaching Assistant, Special Topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders (CAS 6630)


NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

        1986-Present    American Speech-Language Hearing Association - Certificate of Clinical Competence


STATE LICENSURE

        1991-Present    State of Missouri

        2008-Present    State of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA Division 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Steering Committee

Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation - Outstanding Teaching Award, May, 2015

LSU Office of Research and Economic Development International Travel Award, August, 2013

LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Travel Award, August, 2013

ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE), June, 2012

LSU Flagship Faculty, LSU Today, February, 2012

LSU Office of Research and Economic Development Junior Faculty Research Travel Award, September, 2011

LSU Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Research Travel Award, April, 2008

ASHA Division 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders New Investigator Research Award, August, 2005

NIH NIDCD Student Travel Fellowship to CAC, June, 2005

VA Predoctoral Allied Health Rehabilitation Research Fellowship, August, 2004

Outstanding Research Travel Award, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, April, 2004

Student Research Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November, 2003

Kenneth Bzoch Award for Excellence in Research in Speech-Language Pathology, May, 2003

VA Predoctoral Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, August, 2001

Appointment as CARF-The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Surveyor, November, 1999

Master’s Thesis Defended with Honors, July, 1985

Veterans Administration Fiscal Year Traineeship, August, 1983

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, January, 1983