Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

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

Assistant Professor


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.

About Brianne Higgins Roos

Between undergraduate and graduate school, I spent a year volunteering with Mercy Volunteer Corps on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in Arizona. I worked at a residential school for children with special needs in the Speech Therapy department. In addition to invaluable clinical and personal experiences, the volunteer year led to graduate research studying the morphological differences between Navajo English and Standard American English, as well as a recent textbook chapter about the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on communication skills in children and adolescents. Outside of work I spend my time with my husband and two daughters, future Greyhounds Deirdre (class of 2029) and Bridget (class of 2031) at Irish Step Dancing and on their soccer and lacrosse fields. We enjoy cheering for the Loyola Lady Hounds playing soccer and lacrosse at Ridley Field, and are often at mass at Alumni Chapel on Sunday evenings.

Achievements (past 5 years)

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, 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, 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, 818-830. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00007

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. (in press). Listening to and crafting stories: Cultivating activism in online doctoral students. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice.

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

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

Roos, B. H. (2014). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In M. R. Kerins (Ed.), Child and adolescent communication disorders: Organic and neurogenic bases (pp. 305-346). San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Brianne Roos

Brianne Roos, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

A Loyola graduate, Brianne Roos believes Loyola’s core values help her students build relationships with future patients

Speech-Language Pathology