Know Your Voice

Dr. Joseph Stemple

Dr. Stemple received his Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of Cincinnati in 1977. He joined the faculty in the UK Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005 following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH, and the Professional Voice Center of Greater Cincinnati. He used these clinical and administrative skills to guide the development of UK's Voice and Swallow Clinic. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Otolaryngology and is Affiliate Faculty with the UK Graduate Center for Gerontology.

Dr. Stemple is the author of the texts Voice Therapy: Clinical Studies (4th ed) and Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management (5th ed) (Plural Publishing, Inc, 2014) as well as research articles and text chapters related to clinical voice disorders. Dr. Stemple is an active national and international speaker and lecturer on topics related to evaluation and management of voice disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Scholarly Focus

Dr. Stemple's research involves a translational study of various aspects of the aging voice including epidemiology, treatment outcomes, and the biology and physiology of aging laryngeal muscles.

Educational Focus

Dr. Stemple teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders related to voice production and treatment and research methods. He also mentors and teaches doctoral students in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program and supervises Research Apprenticeships and Independent Studies of the Ph.D. students.