Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, PhD, CCC-A, has spent his career in the academic setting seeking to improve graduate education and to solve problems in higher education. Currently, Dr. DiGiovanni is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years at Ohio University in various positions, including Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) for the College of Health Sciences and Profession as well as Director, Coordinator of Professional Programs, and tenured faculty. He teaches audiology courses for graduate and undergraduate students.
As CCO, Dr. DiGiovanni's primary objectives include developing new models of clinical partnerships to secure clinical placements for the 14 clinical programs and augment the training with facility-specific interprofessional curricula, developing and implementing simulation and virtual reality for interprofessional training, and creating an interprofessional curriculum for students in the health professions.
His primary research area involves illuminating the relationship between attentional and working memory mechanisms and auditory performance.
Dr. DiGiovanni has been a friend of ASHA for a long time. He has been invited to a number of national ASHA Conventions as well as various state conventions. Moreover, he has participated as an ASHA convention reviewer and has authored numerous articles in the ASHA journals. More formally, he served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Audiology from 2008-2011, the Audiology Advisory Council for two terms (2011–2013 and 2014–2016) and as a program representative to the ASHA-sponsored AuD summit in 2016.
Dr. DiGiovanni received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.