PhD, MA, Michigan State University; BA, University of California, Riverside
Cultural diversity and multiculturalism; social justice advocacy; service learning; disability identity and psychosocial aspects; counselor training and preparation; supervision; organizational behavior practices in state vocational rehabilitation agencies
Dr. Pitt is a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed professional clinical counselor who has more than 15 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities from marginalized backgrounds across multiple settings including state government, schools, and nonprofit agencies. Dr. Pitt’s teaching experiences at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels span courses in the areas of supervision, psychological and social aspects of disability, stress management, disability and diversity, professional issues and ethics in rehabilitation counseling, and qualitative research. Course development and implementation includes a research module focusing on foundational elements of research and a service-learning enhanced course in the area of disability aspects. Dr. Pitt has six peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters, and one published work focusing on building cultural competence through the use of service learning. She also has more than 25 national and state presentations and eight invited presentations. In 2014, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education named her Rehabilitation Educator of the Year. At Walden University, Dr. Pitt works with doctoral students in multiple capacities, including teaching courses, serving on dissertation committees, and assisting with other research and supervision student preparatory experiences.