Kevin Pitt Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Speech-Language-Hearing, University of Kansas, 2019
M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, Missouri State University, 2013
B.S., Radiologic Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009
AAS., Radiologic Technology, St. Louis Community College Forest Park, 2006
Kevin Pitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, joined the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders as an assistant professor in August 2019. He is also the director of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Translation (AACT) Lab, where his research focuses on the development and implementation of AAC devices for adults and children with severe physical impairments.
Kevin's long-term goal for the AACT Lab is to translate new AAC access technologies, with a primary focus on brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies, out of the laboratory setting and into clinical practice. These efforts hope to support the smooth incorporation of BCI into existing clinical practices alongside existing AAC techniques, and support fully inclusive access options across the lifespan.
In addition to his research, Kevin teaches Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing, while co-teaching the Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) course.
Prior to arriving at Nebraska, Kevin spent five years as a graduate research assistant at the Speech and Applied Neuroscience Lab at the University of Kansas. He began his career as a Radiologic Technologist and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist at St. Louis University Hospital, before transitioning to a career in speech-language pathology.
Kevin earned his associate's degree in radiologic technology and his bachelor's in radiologic science. He earned his master's in communication sciences and disorders from Missouri State University, before completing his doctorate in speech-language-hearing at the University of Kansas.
Areas of Expertise:
Clinical application of brain-controlled computers, AKA brain-computer interfaces (BCI)
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Cognitive, sensory, and motor integration for communication