Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders



Lisa A. Vinney


Assistant Professor

Office Address: 215E Fairchild Hall
Office Phone: 309-438-5437
Office Hours:

By appointment M-F.

Email: Contact Lisa Vinney (lavinne)
Website: Visit Lisa Vinney’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Dr. Vinney's teaching interests include normal and disordered voice, counseling, and cognition as it relates to executive functioning.
Research Interests:
  • The role of self-regulatory capacity, personality, and task variables on vocal behavior modification.
  • The effect of self-regulatory exercises on vocal behavior change.
  • Vocal health education and preventative care. 

PhD     2013        University of Wisconsin-Madison

MS       2006        University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS        2004         Northwestern University


Selected Publications:
  • Vinney LA & Turkstra LS (2013). The role of self-regulation in voice therapy. Journal of Voice, 27(3), 390.e1-390.e11.
  • Vinney LA, Grade J, & Connor NP (2012). Feasibility of using a handheld electronic device for the collection of patient reported outcomes data from children. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45,12-19.
  • Vinney LA & Connor NP (2012). Structure and Function of the Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Muscles. In McLoon, LK and Andrade, F (Eds.), Craniofacial Muscles: A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscle Control (pp. 141-166). New York: Springer.
  • Ciucci MR, Russell JA, Schaser AJ, Doll EJ, Vinney LA, Connor NP (2011). Tongue force and timing deficits in a rat model of Parkinson disease. Behavioral Brain Research, 222(2), 315-20.
  • Ciucci MR, Vinney LA, Wahoske EJ, & Connor NP (2010). A translational approach to vocalization deficits and neural recovery after behavioral treatment in Parkinson disease. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43(4): 319-26.