Faculty and Staff

Joe DiNapoli is a Senior Instructor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  His office is located on the Cocoa regional campus.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College, a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, with specialization in neurobehavioral communication disorders, from Boston University.  He has been a clinical, managerial and consulting speech-language pathologist in medical and educational facilities for more than forty years, and is a former senior speech-language pathologist for the Aphasia Unit of the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center / Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center.  Joe came to UCF in 2002 after several years as a full-time Lecturer at the University of Maine. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, many of which are online.

  • MS, Master of Science
  • CAGS, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
  • CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
Areas of Specialty
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Disorders
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • SPA 6236: Motor Speech Disorders
  • SPA 6410: Aphasia and Related Disorders
  • SPA 6565: Feeding & Swallowing Disorders
  • SPA 6908: Independent Study
  • LIN 3713: Language Science
  • LIN 3716: Language Development
  • LIN 3716L: Language Development Lab
  • SPA 3112: Basic Phonetics
  • SPA 3112L: Basic Phonetics Lab
  • SPA 3412: Brain Stories: A Communication Disorders Perspective
  • SPA 3471: Communication Disorders Through Literature and Media
  • SPA 4400: Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • SPA 4476: Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • SPA 4478: Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders & Differences
  • SPA 4555: Counseling in Communication Disorders
  • SPA 4803: Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPA 4870C: Capstone in Communication Sciences and Disorder
  • CSD Undergraduate Defies Dire Predictions, Continues to Rise
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 26, 2021
    When Ashlei McGhee, an undergraduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was born two and a half months early, she weighed barely 2 pounds and her brain...
  • CSD Instructor Establishes Scholarship to Help Students with a Less Common Path to Graduation
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 24, 2021
    Joe DiNapoli in class Joseph DiNapoli, a senior instructor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently established The Joe DiNapoli ‘Extended Journeys’ Endowed Scholarship Fund for “nontraditional” students,...
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