Donald M. Aytch was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for undergraduate school where he majored in psychology. Subsequent to graduation, he attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he earned his Master?s Degree and Ph.D. in Developmental and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Aytch participated in a forensic psychology internship at the Third Circuit Court Certified Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Detroit. As a licensed psychologist and certified forensic examiner, he performed evaluations for the District, Circuit and Federal courts in Detroit. Dr. Aytch also worked for the Wayne County Family Court where he performed custody evaluations. He was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy for over 10 years.
After a total of 15 years of employment in Detroit, Dr. Aytch relocated to North Carolina in 2003. He accepted a position with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as clinical director of C. A. Dillon Youth Development Center in Butner, North Carolina. He held the position for two years before accepting a position as Psychological Program Manager at the Central Prison Psychiatric Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Aytch is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Research Consultant for the Juvenile Justice Institute at North Carolina Central University. He also maintains a limited consulting practice. Dr. Aytch?s research interests center on mental health factors that precipitate criminal behavior.