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Bryan Ness, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office Phone: 951-552-8343
Office Location: Health Science Campus F76
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Communication Disorders and Sciences University of Oregon 2009
M.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology University of Nevada, Reno 2002
B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology University of Nevada, Reno 2000
  • Additional Education

    Calvary Chapel Bible College (1995-1997)

  • Courses Taught

    Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (UG)
    Voice and Craniofacial Disorders (Grad)
    Research Methods (Grad)
    Neuroscience (Grad)
    Cognitive-Communication Disorders (Grad)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Traumatic brain injury, cognitive rehabilitation, post-secondary achievement, self-regulation, student service members/veterans, student-athletes

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of New Hampshire (2009-2015).

    Courses taught:
    Research Methods (graduate)
    Cognitive-communication disorders (graduate)
    Dysphagia (graduate)
    Organic Pathologies (undergraduate)
    Adults with Acquired Brain Injury (undergraduate)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    Ness, B.M., Middleton, M., & Hildebrandt, M. (2015). Examining the effects of self-reported
    PTSD symptoms and positive relations with others on self-regulated learning for student
    service members/veterans. Journal of American College Health, 65, .

    Ness, B.M., Rocke, M., Harrist, C., & Vroman, K. (2014). College and combat trauma: An
    insider's perspective of the post-secondary education experience shared by service
    members managing neurobehavioral symptoms. NeuroRehabilitation, 35, 147-158.

    Ness, B.M. & Vroman, K. (2014). Examining the impact of traumatic brain injury and post-
    traumatic stress disorder on self-regulated learning and academic achievement among
    military service members enrolled in post-secondary education. Journal of Head Trauma
    Rehabilitation. 29, 33-43.

    Ness, B.M. (2013). Supporting self-regulated learning for college students with Asperger
    syndrome: Exploring the ‘Strategies for College Learning’ model. Mentoring & Tutoring
    Partnerships in Learning. 21(4), 356-377.

    Ness, B.M.; & Sohlberg, M.M. (2013) Self-regulated assignment attack strategy: Evaluating the
    effects of a classroom-level intervention on student management of curricular activities
    in a resource context. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 11, 35-52.

    Ness, B.M., & Middleton, M. (2012). A framework for implementing individualized self-
    regulated learning strategies in the classroom. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47, 267-

    Ness, B.M., Sohlberg, M.M., & Albin, R. (2011). An evaluation of a second tier classroom-
    based assignment completion strategy for middle school students in a resource room
    context. Remedial and Special Education, 32(5), 406-416.

    Professional publications

    Lemoncello, R., & Ness, B.M. (January, 2013). Evidence-based practice & practice- based
    evidence applied to adult, medical speech-language pathology. Perspectives on
    Gerontology, 18, 14-26. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.

    Gottwald, S., & Ness, B.M. (May, 2012). Using single-subject research protocol to improve
    decision making in stuttering treatment. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders,
    22, 16-21. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.


    Ehlhardt, L., & Ness, B.M. (April, 2010) Managing Executive Functions Post-TBI. The Fact of
    the Matter: TBI Research Brief No. 4. Teaching Research Institute, Western Oregon


    Hardin, K. & Ness, B.M. (November, 2014). Implementing Provisional Certified Brain Injury
    Specialist training in Your Graduate Program. ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando.

    Ness, B.M. (November, 2013). Post-Deployment Syndrome & College: Examining Social
    Relations and Academic Skills Among Enrolled Service Members. ASHA Annual
    Convention, Chicago.

    Ness, B.M. (November, 2012). Combat veterans in college: Examining self-regulation
    and academic achievement. Seminar, ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta.

    Ness, B., & Rosenberg, M. (November, 2011). Effects of Mentoring on Self-Regulated Learning
    for College Students on the Autism Spectrum. Poster Presentation, ASHA Annual
    Convention, San Diego.

    Gottwald, S., Ness, B.M., Bell, K., & Marchionni, K. (November, 2011). Treating Stuttering and
    Down Syndrome: A Case Study. Poster Presentation, ASHA Annual Convention, San

    Ness, B.M. (November, 2010). Mentoring Intervention Targeting Self-Regulation for Struggling
    Learners in Secondary/Post-secondary Education. Seminar, ASHA Annual Convention,

    Ness, B.M., & Sohlberg, M.M. (November, 2009). Implementing Metacognitive
    Strategies Targeting Self-Regulation for Adolescents in Resource Settings. Seminar,
    ASHA Annual Convention, New Orleans.

    McLaughlin, K., Ness, B.M., & Sohlberg, M.M. (November, 2009). NeuroRounds: Teaching
    Professional Communication Skills Within an Evidence-Based Training Program. ASHA
    Annual Convention, New Orleans.


    Ness, B.M. (February, 2014). Military veterans in college: Examining the effects of TBI and
    PTSD symptoms on self-regulation and academic achievement. Webinar. Mitch
    Rosenthal Memorial Lecture. Brain Injury Association of America.

    Ness, B.M. (January, 2013). UNH symposium on Military Veteran issues for Veterans Affairs
    and UNH personnel. UNH Whittemore Center.

    Ness, B.M., & Rocke, M. (2012). Academic achievement and experience among UNH student
    veterans. 29th Annual Brain Injury & Stroke Conference. Brain Injury Association of
    New Hampshire, Concord, NH.

    Ness, B.M., & Frechette, A. (2011). Academic mentoring for college students on the
    autism spectrum. Autism Summer Institute, Nashua, NH.

    Ness, B.M. (2010). Self-regulation and academic strategies for struggling students.
    Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, NH.

    Ness, B.M. (2010). Help for the struggling student: metacognitive strategy instruction theory
    and application. Spring Workshop, University of New Hampshire,

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Associate Member.
    American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). Certificate of Clinical Competence. Association member.
    ASHA Special Interest Group #2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Member.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I love spending time outdoors with my wife and two kids. Golf, skiing, cycling, hiking, and the beach are our favorites.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light."