Shelley B. Brundage

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director SPHR
Room 214
Address: Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone: 202-994-5008

Areas of Expertise

  • Stuttering
  • Using virtual reality environments to standardize assessment and treatment of stuttering
  • Measuring treatment processes and effectiveness



Current Research

  • Validating virtual environments for stuttering assessment and treatment
  • Stuttering and bilingualism

Listen to an interview from the Diane Rehm Show about the movie "The King's Speech" and stuttering that featured Dr. Brundage as one of the guests.


  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Curtin University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology in Perth, Australia for 2013
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Currently on Specialist Roster
  • Objective measures of speaking-related anxiety in persons who stutter.  Funded by the University Facilitating Fund at George Washington University.
  • Virtual reality environments for stuttering treatment.  Funded by NIH (NIDCD)


  • Ph.D., Communication Disorders, Minor: Gerontology; University of Minnesota, MN, December 1993
  • M.A., Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 1989
  • B.S., Secondary Education/Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI December 1984
  • Board Recognized Specialist and Mentor in Fluency Disorders, 
(BRS-FD) American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2000-present
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, 
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 1990-present
  • Award for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language Hearing Association


Brundage, S., *Whelan, C., & Burgess, C. (2013). Brief report: Treating stuttering in an adult with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 43, (2), 483-489.

Tsai, P., Lim, V., Brundage, S., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2011). Linguistic analysis of bilingual stuttering: concepts and methods. In P. Howell & J. Van Borsel (eds.). Fluency disorders and language diversity. Taylor & Francis.

Brundage, S. & Hancock, A. (2010). Assessment of student learning: Evidence based pedagogy. Invited commentary in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17, 586.

*Morton, E., Brundage, S., & Hancock, A. (2010). Validating the Proficiency in Oral English Communication Screening Test. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 37, 153-166.

Hancock, A. & Brundage, S. (2010). Formative feedback, rubrics, and assessment of professional competency through the speech-language pathology graduate program. Journal of Allied Health, 39, 110-119.

Brundage, S., & Graap, K (2009). Collaborating with small business to fund your research. Perspectives on Fluency Disorders, 19, 90-94.

Hancock, A., Stone, M., Brundage, S., & Zeigler, M. (in press). Voice and diction training: Impact on public speaking attitudes.  Accepted for publication in Journal of Voice.

Brundage, S. (2007). Virtual reality augmentation for functional assessment and treatment of stuttering. Topics in Language Disorders, 27, 254-271.

Brundage, S., Hancock, A., *Kiselewich, K., Graap, K., Brooks, J., & Ferrer, M. (2007). PWS and non-PWS self-reports of communication apprehension and confidence when giving speeches to virtual and live audiences.  In J. Au-Yeung and M. Leahy (Eds.). Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Fluency Disorders: Research, treatment, and self-help in fluency disorders: new horizons (pp.439-445), Dublin: International Fluency Association.

Brundage, S., Graap, K., *Gibbons, K.,. Ferrer, M., & Brooks, J. (2006). Frequency of stuttering during challenging and supportive virtual reality job interviews. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 31, 325-339.

Brundage, S., Bothe, A., *Lengeling, A., & *Evans, J. (2006). Comparing judgments of stuttering made by students, clinicians, and authorities.  Journal of Fluency Disorders, 31, 271-283.

Brundage, S., *Bowers, M., Garcia-Barry, S. and *Schierts, M. (2006). Describing the processes involved in treatment: An analysis of clinicians’ verbal behaviors in a community reintegration program for TBI survivors. Journal of Allied Health, 35, 81-88.


Brundage, S., Hancock, A., *Kiselewich, K., & *Stallings, L. (2007). Affective, behavioral and cognitive measures of stuttering during speeches to virtual and live audiences. Proceedings of the 12th annual CyberTherapy conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Technology. San Diego: Interactive Media Institute, p. 318. 

Brundage, S. & Graap, K. (2006). Manipulating stuttering during virtual job interviews.  Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. San Diego, CA: Interactive Media Institute, p. 197.

Professional Activities

  • Associate coordinator, ASHA Special Interest Division 4: Fluency Disorders
  • Member, CCAS Assessment Committee, GWU
  • Graduate Program Director, Speech and Hearing Sciences Department

Classes Taught

  • SPHR 4118W: Senior Seminar
  • SPHR 6210: Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPHR 1011: Voice and Diction
  • SPHR 6251: Speech Fluency Disorders Seminar (summer)

Clinics Supervised

  • Fluency Disorders
  • Neurogenic Disorders