Victoria McKenna

Victoria Sue McKenna

Asst Professor


Ph.D. , Boston University, Boston, MA, 2018 (Speech, Language, & Hearing Science)

M.S., University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2010 (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

B.S., B.A. , Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2008 (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Psychology)

Positions and Work Experience

2020 -To Present Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2018 -2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2017 -2018 Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

2012 -2015 Speech-Language Pathologist, Rehab Resources, Cincinnati, OH

2010 -2012 Speech-Language Pathologist, RehabCare, Kittery, ME


Peer Reviewed Publications

McKenna, V.S., & Huber, J.E. (2019. )The accuracy of respiratory calibration methods for estimating lung volume during speech breathing: A comparison of four methods across three adult cohorts .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,62 ,2632-2644

Diaz Cadiz, M., McKenna, V.S., Vojtech, J.M., Stepp, C.E. (2019. )Adductory vocal fold kinematic trajectories during conventional versus high-speed videoendoscopy .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,62 ,1685-1706

Cler G.J., McKenna V.S., Dahl, K.L., & Stepp C.E. (2019. )Longitudinal case study of transgender voice changes under testosterone hormone therapy .Journal of Voice, ,

McKenna, V.S., Diaz-Cadiz, M.E., Shembel, A.C., Enos, N.M., & Stepp, C.E. (2019. )The relationship between physiological mechanisms and the self-perception of vocal effort .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,62 (4 ),815-834

McKenna, V.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2018. )The relationship between acoustical and perceptual measures of vocal effort .The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ,144 (3 ),1643-1658

McKenna, V.S., Llico, A.F., Mehta, D.D., Perkell, J.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2017. )Magnitude of neck-surface vibration as an estimate of subglottal pressure during modulations of vocal effort and intensity in healthy speakers .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,60 (12 ),3404-3416

McKenna, V., Zhang, B., Haines, M., & Kelchner, L. (2017. )A systematic review of isometric lingual strength training programs in adult populations with and without dysphagia .American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, ,26 ,524-539

Fujiki, R., Chapleau, A., Sundarrajan, A., McKenna, V., and Sivasankar, P. (2017. )The interaction of surface hydration and vocal loading on voice measures .Journal of Voice, ,31 (2 ),211-217

McKenna, V.S., Heller Murray, E.S., Lien, Y.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2016. )The relationship between relative fundamental frequency and a kinematic estimate of laryngeal stiffness in healthy adults .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,59 (6 ),1283-1294

Honors and Awards

2019 NIH Loan Repayment Award

2019 Honors of NSSLHA

2019 ASHA Lesson’s for Success Program Mentee

2018 -2019 NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Purdue University

2017 ASHA Pathways Program Mentee

2016 -2018 NIH T32 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Boston University

2016 Best Poster Award, Voice Foundation Annual Symposium


Editorial Service: ASHA Perspectives, SIG 19 Speech Science Journal, Committee Member 2018 -To Present

Editorial Service: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Committee Member 2020 -To Present

Courses Taught

-CSD-7014 VOICE DISORDERS Level:Graduate

-CSD-7035 DYSPHAGIA Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Ave
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45229