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Bryan Ness, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program Director, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

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

    Research Methods (Grad)
    Cognitive-Communication Disorders (Grad)
    Capstone (Grad)
    Dysphagia (Grad)
    Clinical supervision

  • 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

    Select peer reviewed publications:

    Meulenbroek, P.,…Ness, BM… (2022). The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Return to Work for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Journal of Speech-Language
    Pathology, 31, 188-202.
    Ness, BM, O’Neill-Pirozzi, Meulenbroek, P. (2021). Three Speech-language Pathology Graduate Programs, One Model: Using Systematic Instruction to Develop Students’
    Clinical Decision-making Skills. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 5, 1.
    Byom, L., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., Lemoncello, R., MacDonald, S., Meulenbroek, P., Ness, BM, Sohlberg, M. (2020). Social Communication Following Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A
    Scoping Review of Theoretical Models. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29, 1735-1748.
    Sohlberg, M., MacDonald, S., Byom, L., Lemoncello, R., Meulenbroek, P., Ness, B.M., O'Neil-Pirozzi, T. (2019). Social Communication following Traumatic Brain Injury Part One: A
    Clinical Assessment Framework. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 2, 115-127.
    Meulenbroek, P., Ness, B.M., Lemoncello, R., Byom, L., MacDonald, S., O'Neil-Pirozzi, T., Sohlberg, M. (2019). Social Communication following Traumatic Brain Injury Part Two:
    Integrating Theory with Treatment Components. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 2, 128-142.
    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, 63, 448-458.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA

  • 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."