Faculty Profile

Gloria Olness

Gloria Olness

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2000.
Major: Human Development and Communication Sciences
Dissertation Title: American Fellow (Dissertation), American Association of University Women, 1999-2000
MA, University of Oregon, 1993.
Major: Linguistics
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987.
Major: Communicative Disorders
BA, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1984.
Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences & French (double major)

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ASLP 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Fall 2021
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4050.002, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2020
ASLP 2900.001, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2020
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASLP 4050.002, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASLP 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4050.002, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2019
ASLP 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2019
ASLP 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Fall 2018 SPOT
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2018 SPOT
ASLP 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2017 SPOT
ASLP 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2017
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2017 SPOT
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2016 SPOT
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SPHS 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2015
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2015 SPOT
SPHS 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
SPHS 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2015
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2014
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2014
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SPHS 4900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2014
SPHS 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2014
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2013
SPHS 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2013
SPHS 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2013
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SPHS 4900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2013
SPHS 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2013
SPHS 5780.001, Diagnostics: Speech Pathology, Fall 2012
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SPHS 4900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2012
SPHS 4900.001, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
SPHS 4900.002, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2012
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2012
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SPHS 4900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2012
SPHS 5780.001, Diagnostics: Speech Pathology, Fall 2011
SPHS 4050.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2011 Syllabus
SPHS 4120.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2011 Syllabus
SPHS 4120.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2010 Syllabus
SPHS 4951.704, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2010
SPHS 4120.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2010
SPHS 6990.006, Research Project, Spring 2010
SPHS 5780.001, Diagnostics: Speech Pathology, Fall 2009
SPHS 4120.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Fall 2009
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2009
SPHS 4120.001, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing, Spring 2009
SPHS 5780.001, Diagnostics: Speech Pathology, Fall 2008
SPHS 5870.002, Seminar in Speech Language Pathology, Fall 2008
SPHS 3050.001, Introduction to Disorders of Articulation and Phonology, Spring 2007
SPHS 5840.001, Language Disorders III, Spring 2007
SPHS 5780.001, Diagnostics: Speech Pathology, Fall 2006
SPHS 5870.003, Seminar in Speech Language Pathology, Fall 2006

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Olness, G., Brewster, c., Dutra, R. (2012). The effects of aphasia on the use of evaluative expression: Evidence from verbal mimicry in narrative. 61, 230-231.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G., Williams-Hubbard, L. J. (2005). Macrostructure revisited: An examination of gist responses in aphasia. Brain and Language. 95, 109-110.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G., Williams, L. J. (2004). Coherence of narratives in aphasia. Brain and Language. 91, 42-43.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G., wertz, R. T., Hill, C. L. (2002). Patterns of verb use in narratives of African Americans with aphasia. Brain and Language. 83, 57-59.
Katz, W., Olness, G. (1995). Idiom processing: Online analyses. Other. 28, 123-124.
Book Chapter
Olness, G., Ulatowska, H. K., Cummings, L. (2017). Aphasias. Other. Research in Clinical Pragmatics, Series: Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, Vol. 11. Cham, Switzerland: Springer-Verlag.
Book Review
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. (2004). Review of the book Understanding Storytelling Among African American Children: A Journey from Africa to America. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies. 1(2), 113-116.
Conference Proceeding
Xiao, T., Tabashum, T., Olness, G., Mahbub, I., Berman, D., Tasneem, N., Albert, M. (2020). Mobile Diarization Dashboard Application and Remote Vocalization Sensor Prototype for Evaluating Communication Rehabilitation Effectiveness. 2020 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference.
Olness, G., Stark, J., Millican, M. (2018). Empirical validation of a novel operationalization of the expression of emotion: A case of synchronization of relative pitch height and evaluative language across elements of discourse in a narrator with Broca’s aphasia.. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual meeting.
Olness, G., Muñoz, C. B., Armstrong, E. Toward a theoretically grounded clinical approach to narrative assessment in an aphasia group setting (Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2017). The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/)
Olness, G., Muñoz, C. B. WHO-ICF Assessment of Narrative in Conversation: An Anomic Aphasia Case Study (Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2017). The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/)
Olness, G. Toward a functional assessment of personal storytelling: A typology of profiles of narrators with aphasia (International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC) 2016). The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G., Gober, J. M. Mild conduction aphasia and narrative functionality: Beyond the assessment of impairment (a case study). The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G., Van Drunen, V., Hengst, J., Brewster, C. Form and function of narrative repetition in aphasia: Clinical implications. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G., Kohn, B., Garner, J. "Transmission of significance": On the use of evaluative devices by African-American narrators with aphasia. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G., Englebretson, E. F. On "making points" with narratives: The semantics of prominence assignment in narratives of speakers with aphasia. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G. S., Stewart, C. (2007). Assigning prominence to information through narrative evaluation: The effects of aphasia severity. Brain and Language. 103(1-2), 230-231.
Olness, G. Narrative structure in aphasia: Impact of task and aphasia severity. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G. Structural assessment of narratives: Some issues and illustrative data. The Aphasiology Archive (https://aphasiology.pitt.edu/). University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
Olness, G., Ulatowska, H. K., Carpenter, C., Williams, L., Dykes, J. Toward a holistic assessment of narrative quality: A clinical perspective. University of Pittsburgh, University Library System.
DVD Production
Olness, G., Thomas, K. (2010). Living with aphasia: Perspectives of the multicultural advisory panel on aphasia (MAP-A). Distributed by the American Speech‑Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Dissertation and Theses
Olness, G. (2000). Expression of narrative main-point inferences in adults: A developmental perspective. Doctoral dissertation, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Human Development and Communication Sciences (Advisor: Hanna K. Ulatowska).
Olness, G. (1987). Language semantics in Down Syndrome: A comparative study. Master's thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communicative Disorders. (Advisor: Jon F. Miller).
Dissertation and Thesis
Olness, G. (1993). The influence of pictorial context on lexical-semantic processing of ambiguous auditory homophones: A cross-modal lexical priming experiment. Master's thesis, University of Oregon, Department of Linguistics. (Advisor: Russell Tomlin).
Encyclopedia Article
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. (2004). Discourse. 300-302. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Journal Article
Matteson, S. E., Olness, G. S., Caplow, N. J. (2013). Toward a quantitative account of pitch distribution in spontaneous narrative: Method and validation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 133(5), 2953-2971.
Olness, G., Gober, J. (2013). Inconsistency of Aspect Marking and its Functional Impact in a Narrator with Mild Conduction Aphasia. Other. 94, 168-169. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.082
Olness, G. S., Gyger, J., Thomas, K. W. (2012). Analysis of Narrative Functionality: Toward Evidence-based Approaches in Managed Care Settings. Seminars in Speech and Language. 33(1), 55-67.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. S., Kinecka, A., Zakrzewski, B. (2011). Kilka uwag o znaczeniu badań nad afazją dla teorii narracji [Some observations on narratives by aphasics and their contributions to narrative theory]. Other. Teksty Drugie [Second Texts], Vol. 1, No. 2 Umysł, Mózg [Language, Mind, Brain]. 183-189.
Olness, G. S., Englebretson, E. F. (2011). On the coherence of information highlighted by narrators with aphasia. Aphasiology. 25(6-7), 713-726.
Olness, G. S., Ulatowska, H. K. (2011). Personal narratives in aphasia: Coherence in the context of use. Aphasiology. 25(11), 1393-1413.
Olness, G. S., Muñoz, M. (2011). Toward an Expanded Operationalization of the Verbal Expression of Affective Meanings. Other. 23, 217-218. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.246
Olness, G. S., Matteson, S. E., Stewart, C. T. (2010). “Let me tell you the point”: How speakers with aphasia assign prominence to information in narratives. Aphasiology. 24(6-8), 697-708. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687030903438524
Ulatowska, H., Olness, G. (2007). Pragmatics in Discourse Performance: Insights from Aphasiology. Seminars in Speech and Language. 28(2), 148-158. Georg Thieme Verlag KG. http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-970572
Ulatowska, H., Olness, G., Keebler, M., Tillery, J. (2006). Evaluation in stroke narratives: A study in aphasia. Brain and Language. 99(1-2), 61-62. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.040
Olness, G. S. (2006). Genre, verb, and coherence in picture‐elicited discourse of adults with aphasia. Aphasiology. 20(2-4), 175-187. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687030500472710
Streit Olness, G., Ulatowska, H., Carpenter, C., Williams-Hubbard, L., Dykes, J. (2005). Holistic assessment of narrative quality: A social validation study. Aphasiology. 19(3-5), 251-262. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687030444000723
Ulatowska, H. K., Streit Olness, G., Samson, A. M., Keebler, M. W., Goins, K. E. (2004). On the nature of personal narratives of high quality. Advances in Speech Language Pathology. 6(1), 3-14. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14417040410001669453
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. S. (2003). On the nature of direct speech in narrative of African Americans with aphasia. Brain and Language. 87(1), 69-70. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0093-934x(03)00202-5
Ulatowska, H., Streit Olness, G., Wertz, R., Samson, A., Keebler, M., Goins, K. (2003). Relationship between discourse and Western Aphasia Battery performance in African Americans with aphasia. Aphasiology. 17(5), 511-521. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0268703034400102
Olness, G. S., Ulatowska, H. K., Wertz, R. T., Thompson, J. L., Auther, L. L. (2002). Discourse elicitation with pictorial stimuli in African Americans and Caucasians with and without aphasia. Aphasiology. 16(4-6), 623-633. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687030244000095
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G., Wertz, R. T., Thompson, J. L., Keebler, M. W., Hill, C. L., Auther, L. L. (2001). Comparison of language impairment, functional communication, and discourse measures in African-American aphasic and normal adults. Aphasiology. 15, 1007-1016.
Ulatowska, H. K., Wertz, R., Chapman, S., Hill, C., Thompson, J., Keebler, M., Olness, G., Parsons, S., Miller, T., Auther, L. (2001). Interpretation of fables and proverbs by African-Americans with and without aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 10, 40-50.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. S. (2001). Dialectal variants of verbs in narratives of African Americans with aphasia: some methodological considerations. Other. 14(2-4), 93-110. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0911-6044(01)00010-0
Ulatowska, H. K., Streit Olness, G., Hill, C. L., Roberts, J. A., Keebler, M. W. (2000). Repetition in Narratives of African Americans: The Effects of Aphasia. Discourse Processes. 30(3), 265-283. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15326950dp3003_3
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. S. (2000). Discourse Revisited: Contributions of Lexico-Syntactic Devices. Brain and Language. 71(1), 249-251. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/brln.1999.2261
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. (1998). Reflections on the nature of proverbs: Evidence from aphasia. Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship. 15, 329-346.
Ulatowska, H. K., Olness, G. (1997). Some observations on narratives by aphasics and their contributions to narrative theory. Other. 7(1-4), 259-264. John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jnlh.7.32som
Olness, G. (1991). Pronunciation instruction within an integrated curriculum: A curriculum development progress report. Journal of the Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. 12, 82-91.
Johnston, J. L., Blatchley, M., Olness, G. (1990). Miniature language system acquisition by children with different learning proficiencies.. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 33(2), 335-42.
Newspaper Article
Olness, G., Ramey, L. M. (1991). Trouble with speech common in preschoolers. 2F. The (Eugene) Register Guard.
Shared Database Upload
Olness, G. (2018). Olness Corpus. AphasiaBank, which is component of TalkBank. https://aphasia.talkbank.org/access/English/NonProtocol/
Software
Miller, J. F., Johnston, J., Nockerts, A., Olness, G. (1986). Johnston Predicate Analysis [computer program, SALT Implementation, Version 1.0]. Madison, WI:.
Olness, G., MacLaughlin, B., Clark, P. (1986). User's Manual for SALT (Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts) [computer program by J. F. Miller and R. S. Chapman]. Madison, WI: Language Analysis Laboratory of the Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Evans, S. A. (Principal), Davis-McElligatt, J. (Co-Principal), Champlin, S. (Co-Principal), Smith, D. L. (Co-Principal), Olness, G. (Co-Principal), "What Health Looks Like: Using Graphic Medicine to Bring Underrepresented Voices Forward Through Public Library Health Literacy Programs," Sponsored by College of Information, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (November 13, 2020 – Present).
Olness, G., "Josephine Simonson Aphasia Trust Fund," Sponsored by Southwestern Medical Foundation, Local, $10000 Funded. (2018 – Present).
Olness, G., "Website Design and Implementation as a Co-Mentored Process to Strengthen the National Research Impact of a Multi-Institutional Scientific Collaboration," Sponsored by Office of the Provost & Division of Academic Affairs, University of North Texas, $2531 Funded. (February 1, 2021July 30, 2021).
Olness, G. (Principal), "Narrative in African Americans and Caucasians with Aphasia," Sponsored by NIH/NIDCD R03, awarded through Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Federal, $150000 Funded. (20032008).
Grant - Service
Olness, G. (Co-Principal), Nunnelee, S. (Co-Principal), "Walking Strong on the Road to Recovery for Aphasia," Sponsored by UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service, University of North Texas, $3273.60 Funded. (20162017).
Olness, G., "Leverage funding for consortium-based aphasia program development efforts," Sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas, Center for Brain Health, State, $200 Funded. (December 2015December 2015).
Grant - Teaching
Olness, G. (Principal), "Cultural Competence for Clinicians Serving a Diverse Population with Aphasia," Sponsored by ASHA Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities, Other, $8900 Funded. (20092010).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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