World of Wonder in Science Seminar Series
American Sign Language
Dr. Peter C. Hauser
Dr. Peter C. Hauser is a professor and neuropsychologist who directs the NTID Center on Cognition & Language. He is the Director of the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program that prepares deaf and hard of hearing RIT graduate students for doctoral training in biomedical and behavioral science disciplines. In this presentation, Dr. Hauser will be describing his journey through high school, undergraduate studies, doctoral studies, and beyond – up to becoming a full professor. He will describe what the journey was like for him as a Deaf individual. He will also describe how he emerged as a researcher, the challenges he faced, and how his research topics evolved over time.
Dr. Rain Bosworth
Dr. Robert Pollard
Pollard’s research interests include psychopathology, psychological testing, sign language interpreting, forensic evaluation, intimate partner violence, and public health issues affecting the deaf population. He is active in several national organizations, including the American Psychological Association where he founded a special interest section on deafness.