Jannylle Pitter, EdD, MS, OTR/L

Jannylle Pitter
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Medical Instructor



She/her/hers, Female, First Generation Canadian, Afro-Caribbean, LGBTQIA+ ally

Occupations: educator, mentor, daughter, friend, sister, aunt, godmother, occupational therapist
Occupational roles: cycling, running, watching Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, and Blue Jays games, exploring new restaurants, and traveling to visit family and friends.

Jannylle Pitter graduated with a bachelor's in physical education with distinction in disability studies from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 2006. She earned a master's degree in occupational therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.  Her master’s thesis was titled Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of Usefulness and Patterns of Use of the Internet During Level II Fieldwork. She completed her doctorate in higher education executive leadership at Wingate University in 2023. Her dissertation is titled Faculty's Perceptions of Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction and Its Use in Health Care Program Instructional Design Methods. 

Prior to coming to Duke, she was an assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator for the Master of Science program at Pfeiffer University. She served as an occupational therapy consultant with the Ministry of Health and Education for the Turks and Caicos Islands and Barbados. She has spent more than a decade serving as an occupational therapist within several public school systems and clinics.

She enjoys facilitating students' learning and the transition from theoretical knowledge to practical application through meaningful and enriching fieldwork opportunities. She gains a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment by witnessing students' growth and development as they navigate their clinical placements.