Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Brianne Higgins Roos, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Director, Undergraduate Program

Email: bhiggins@loyola.edu


  • Ed.D. (2020) in Technology Integration in K-16 Education from Johns Hopkins University
  • Dissertation: Stress in Undergraduate Students Studying Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
  • MS (2004) in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College
  • BA (2001) in Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish minor from Loyola College
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001 Alpha Sigma Nu, 2001 Recipient of Bernard Saltysiak Award for Clinical Excellence, Loyola College 2004

Areas of Specialization

Areas of clinical interest/ specialization include adult acute care, dysphagia and neurology. Clinical experience in acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Union Memorial Hospital, and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). Areas of pedagogical interest include educating the whole student, fostering community and belonging in face-to-face and online courses, and Ignatian integration.

Achievements (Past 5 Years)

  • A.F.F.I.R.M. Award recipient (2023) 
  • Messina Teacher of the Year nominee (2022-2023) 
  • Summer Research Grant recipient (2023) 
  • Diversity Faculty Fellow (2023-2024) 
  • Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice, Faculty Fellow (2023-2024) 
  • High Impact Faculty Fellow (2019-2021) 


Peer reviewed publications

Borkoski, C., Chipps, J., & Roos, B., (2023). Rigor and relevance in research methods: reflections from a professor and alumni of an online EdD program. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 8(2), 47-51.  

Roos, B. H. & Borkoski, C. C. (2021). Attending to the teacher in the teaching: Prioritizing faculty wellbeing. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 831-840. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00006 

 Roos, B. H. & Schreck, J. S. (2021). A review of microsystem factors related to stress in undergraduate students studying communication sciences and disorders. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 806-817. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00008 

Roos, B. H. & Schreck, J. S. (2021). The role of faculty advising, mentoring, and gatekeeping as social support for undergraduate communication sciences and disorders students. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 818-830. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00007 

Borkoski, C. C. & Roos, B. H. (2021). Listening to and crafting stories: Cultivating activism in online doctoral students. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice. 6(1), 33-66. https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2021.119 

Roos, B. H. & Schreck, J. S. (2019). Stress in undergraduate students studying communication sciences and disorders. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1-15. doi:10.1044/2019_PERS-SIG10-2019-0003  

Other publications

  • Borkoski, C. & Roos, B. (2022). Honoring voice and choice: Facilitator and collector model of professional learning. Accessibility, Compliance, and Equity 
    Roos, B., & Borkoski, C. (2022).
  • Cultivating belonging starts with self. Accessibility, Compliance, and Equity, November/December 2022.  
  • Borkoski, C., & Roos, B. (2022). What I did on my summer vacation: Belonging, beaches, and back to school. Accessibility, Compliance, and Equity, August/September 2022.  
  • Roos, B. H. & Borkoski, C. C. (2020). A moment to pause: Reimagining education in the US. Accessibility, Compliance, and Equity.
  • Borkoski, C. C. & Roos, B. H. (2020). Cultivating belonging online during COVID-19: Helping students maintain social distancing without feeling socially isolated. Accessibility, Compliance, and Equity. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/344Qfay. 

Book chapters

  • Roos, B. H. (2021). Critical reflection. In C. C. Borkoski, Dancing with discomfort: A framework for noticing, naming, and navigating our in-between moments (ch. 6). Jon Catt Educational Publishers. 


  • The effect of in-depth exposure to the lived experience of aphasia on student learning, Nordic Aphasia Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2023 
  • Assessment of vocational discernment in Messina first-year living and learning program, (in absentia), Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, San Diego, CA, 2023
  • Onboarding online doctoral students: Cultivating belonging, identity, & scholarly dialogue, Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning, Austin TX, 2020
  • Stress in undergraduate students studying speech-language-hearing sciences, American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando FL, 2019 

About Dr. Roos

Dr. Roos is a proud double greyhound, having earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Loyola before a doctorate from Johns Hopkins.  She completed her clinical fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Shock Trauma, and worked as a medical speech-language pathologist in a variety of Baltimore hospitals with adult patients for many years before committing full-time to academia. Dr. Roos loves advising and connecting with her students, from first-years in Messina through graduate students, and her areas of research interest are belonging and well-being. She enjoys planning community building events with SLHS students, and she co-hosts a podcast about belonging called Tell Me This with her research partner.  When she’s not on-campus, Dr. Roos is cheering for her two teenage daughters on fields, tracks, and courts.

Sarah Calamita


Both the love for Baltimore and the relationships she developed with professors as an undergrad inspired Sarah to pursue her master's at Loyola

Speech-Language Pathology