Faculty and Staff

Joe DiNapoli is a Senior Instructor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  He currently teaches his courses entirely online.  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-five 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.

  • 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
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    Congratulations to the faculty and students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences who were recognized at this year’s UCF Founders’ Day award ceremony on April 6.  Excellence in...
  • 2022 UCF Founders’ Day Honorees
    Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | April 6, 2022
    The Founders’ Day Honors Convocation celebrates those who contribute to UCF’s growing quality and impact. UCF has never followed what other universities have done, and the future of the university...
  • 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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