Primary tabs

Protect. Respect. Do your part. We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience while safeguarding the health of our community.
Richard D. Andreatta, PhD, ASHA Fellow's picture
Richard D. Andreatta, PhD, ASHA Fellow
Office Location: 

Room 120-F Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0523
Position Title: 
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies - CSD
Director of Undergraduate Research - CHS

Richard D. Andreatta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) and in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program (RHB-DP), in the College of Health Sciences.  Currently, Dr. Andreatta serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the CSD department and is the Director of Undergraduate Research for the College of Health Sciences.  Dr. Andreatta received his Ph.D. in Speech Physiology and Neural Science in 1999 from Indiana University, Bloomington.  Postdoctoral work in animal laryngeal neurophysiology was completed at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD.  In 2019, Dr. Andreatta was elected as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Scholarly Interests
At the University of Kentucky, Dr. Andreatta is the director of the Laryngeal & Speech Dynamics Lab. This shared facility contains several specialized hardware and software systems for testing, recording and analyzing orofacial sensory perception, orofacial muscle force, vocal tract aerodynamics, and trigemino-facial mechanically evoked reflexes. Other capabilities of the LSD lab include stroboscopic laryngeal imaging (ridged and flex-scoping), EGG, acoustic analyses of speech, and respiratory kinematics.  Dr. Andreatta is currently active in two research areas encompassing different aspects of vocal tract physiology and behavior in both animal and human models. Other areas of academic interest include activity-dependent neuroplasticity, dynamical systems theory, and cognitive neuroscience.

Educational Focus
Dr. Andreatta teaches undergraduate courses in the Communication Sciences & Disorders major including: CSD 378 – Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, CSD 402 – Speech Sciences, and CSD 571 – Neural Bases of Speech & Language. He also teaches and mentors doctoral-level students in the RHB-DP in courses such as RHB 710 – Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation Sciences, and in a variety of independent study experiences within the topical areas of communication neuroscience, sensorimotor integration, speech sensorimotor control, experience-dependent neuroplasticity, and dynamic systems theory. 

Teaching Awards

  • Teacher Who Made a Difference Award - College of Education - University of Kentucky - 2020
  • University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award - University of Kentucky Alumni Association - 2017
  • Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching - College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky - 2014
  • Teacher Who Made a Difference Award - College of Education - University of Kentucky - 2013
  • Finalist - Provost Outstanding Teaching Award - University of Kentucky - 2008

Textbooks Published

Chapters in Books

  • Andreatta, R.D. (2019). Dystonia, Essential Tremor, and Parkinson's Disease - (Introduction to Chapter 5).  In J. Stemple & E. Hapner, Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
  • Andreatta, R.D., & Etter, N.M (2018).  Sensory Systems.  In B, Rousseau & R. Branski (Ed.), Anatomy and Physiology of Speech. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers.
  • Stemple, J., Fry, L., & Andreatta, R.D. (2013).  Laryngeal Muscle Response to Neuromuscular Diseases and Specific Pathologies.  In F. Andrade & L. McLoon (Ed.), Craniofacial Muscles. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Dietrich, M., & Andreatta, R.D. (2011). The Applications of Surface Electromyography to Assess Stressor-Evoked Changes in Extralaryngeal Functioning.  In E. Ma & E.Yu (Ed.),  Handbook of Voice Assessments.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
  • Andreatta, R.D. (2010). Speech Science.  In D.M. Ruscello (Ed.), Mosby’s Review Questions for the SLP PRAXIS Examination (pp. 48-59). New York, NY: Mosby-Elsevier Publishing.
  • Barlow, S.M., Finan, D.S. Andreatta, R.D. & Boliek, C  (2009).  Kinematic measurement of the human vocal tract. In M. McNeil (Ed), The Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders (2nd ed) (pp. 80-99). New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers. 
  • Barlow, S.M., Andreatta, R.D., & Kahane, J. (1999).  Muscle systems of the vocal tract.  In S.M. Barlow (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Speech Physiology (pp. 1-99).  San Diego, CA: Singular.
  • Barlow, S.M., Farley, G.R., & Andreatta, R.D. (1999).  Neural systems in speech physiology.  In S.M. Barlow (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Speech Physiology (pp. 101-163).  San Diego, CA: Singular. 
  • Barlow, S.M., Bradford, P.T. & Andreatta, R.D. (1999).  Orofacial force physiology.  In S.M. Barlow (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Speech Physiology (pp. 303-346).  San Diego, CA: Singular.