Dr. Donna Polelle

Dr. Donna Polelle USFSM

Title: Instructor ll

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Phone: 941-359-4249

Email: polelle@usf.edu

Office: SMC B308

Donna Polelle, PhD, CCC-SLP received a doctoral degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010, and a Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University in 1985. 

In 2011, Dr. Polelle joined the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa as instructor and clinical supervisor of graduate students. Prior to her work at USF, Dr. Polelle was assistant professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. During her 28 years of experience as an educator and speech-language pathologist, Dr. Polelle has specialized in adult communication disorders. She has extensive administrative and clinical experience in healthcare facilities and has presented on various professional and clinical topics at the local, state and national levels.


Polelle, D. (2010). Computerized oral reading intervention: Effects on language & reading in persons with alexia after stroke. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing (UMI No. 3417343).

Polelle, D., Killmer, S., & Oneal, A. (2010). What’s new in aphasia rehabilitation. South Cook County Speech, Hearing & Language Association, Chicago, IL.

Brady, S., Miserendino, R., Statkus, D., Springer, T., Hakel, M., & Stambolis, V. (2004). Predictors to dysphagia and recovery after cervical spinal cord injury during acute rehabilitation. The Journal of Applied Research 4, 1-11.