Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology,University of North Texas
Dr. Olness is engaged in basic, clinical, and organizational research and advocacy for and with people whose lives have been impacted by aphasia, a debilitating communication disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. Prior to joining the UNT ASLP faculty in 2006, Dr. Olness worked as a federally funded (NIH) Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Dr. Olness received her doctoral and post-doctoral training at UTD (formerly School of Human Development and Communication Sciences, and currently School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences), under the mentorship of Dr. Hanna Ulatowska. Earlier degrees were in Linguistics (M.A., U. of Oregon), and Communicative Disorders (M.S., U. of Wisconsin--Madison). She began her career as a B.A. double major in French and Speech & Hearing Sciences (Indiana U., - Bloomington) under the mentorship of Dr. Judith Johnston. Olness’ clinical training in adult neurogenic communication disorders includes a graduate internship at the Middleton V.A. Hospital (Madison, WI) under Dr. John (Jay) Rosenbek, and a Clinical Fellowship at Northwestern’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC; currently renamed as the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab). She continued her clinical work as a staff speech-language pathologist in a non-profit clinic in Eugene, Oregon. Her current clinical research program involves on-going contact with and advocacy for individuals who have aphasia. Publications authored and co-authored by Olness have appeared in Aphasiology, Brain and Language, Discourse Processes, the Journal of Neurolinguistics, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, and Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, inter alia. She has been invited by the organizers of the annual meeting of the Science of Aphasia (Italy), Hadassah Academic College and Adler Aphasia Center (Israel) and the Aphasia Institute (Canada) to deliver addresses and keynote presentations to global audiences on her lines of basic and applied research.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:25 PM – 2:30 PM EST