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Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed.
Associate Professor of Education (Education)
Coordinator, Masters in Special Education (Education)
412-397-5465 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 445

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Special Education, Specialization in Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Collateral Area in Reading, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Master of Education, Special Education, Program for the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, University of Albuquerque, 1984
  • Associate in Arts, Business Administration, Robert Morris University, 1982

Professional Background

  • Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Special Education, Robert Morris University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Deaf Education & Special Education, IUP, University of Pittsburgh, and West Liberty State College
  • Teacher of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, RESA-6, West Virginia
  • Various Positions in Business (Training & Support Coordinator - MIS, PC Specialist,and Marketing Representative)

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Vicki 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, interventions, and use of technology for students who are deaf/hard of hearing.


  • 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.


  • 2014 - RMU Preparing Learners for the 21st Century Conference: Adaptive Technology for Literacy
  • 2012 - OCALI National Conference: Panel Discussion of ASL & Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • 2012 - PA CEC Conference: Application of Apps (Student Led Presentation)
  • 2012 - RMU Business Education Conference: Autism in the Classroom - What Business Educators Need to Know
  • 2011 - PA CEC Conference: An Initiative of Distance Teacher Induction Program
  • 2011 - AG Bell National Conference: Transitioning of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • 2010 - CEC National Conference: Developing and Implementing Individualized Multimedia Storybooks for Vocabulary Development
  • 2009 - OCALI National Conference: Multimedia Storybooks as Tools for Vocabulary Development
  • 2008 - ACE-DHH National Convention: Reading Levels and the Reading Instruction Experience
  • 2007 - ACE-DHH National Convention: Reading Instruction for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Public School Settings-Results of an Observational Study
  • 2005 - PESDHH Convocation, PA: Strategies for Increasing Time Engaged in Reading
  • 2003 - PAC RIM: A Functional Vision Evaluation for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Vicki

Spring 2015
  • EDUC6400-L1
  • -ONLINEFDonne4 (03/07-05/02/15)17 Seats
  • SPED0101-A
  • -APPTMDonne1 (01/12-05/02/15) Seats
  • SPED0307-A
  • -APPTMDonne1 (01/12-05/02/15)19 Seats
  • SPED3070-A
  • 12:15-01:30 PM T RMDonne1 (01/12-05/02/15)19 Seats
  • SPED6020-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM TMDonne5 (03/09-05/02/15)21 Seats
  • SPED6095-A
  • -APPTMDonne1 (01/12-05/02/15)22 Seats


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