NTID Center on Cognition and Language

Center Directors

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Peter C. Hauser, Ph.D.

Center Director 
Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Director
Rochester Post-Doc Partnership Training Director

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Jessica Cuculick, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Center Associate Director for Mentorship Programs
Deaf Health Laboratory Co-Director
Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Professional Development Director

Laboratory Directors and Faculty

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Matthew Dye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Deaf x Laboratory Director

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Joseph Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Deaf Studies Laboratory Director

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Chris Kurz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Deaf Math-Science Language and Learning Lab Director

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Kim B. Kurz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Sign Language Laboratory Director

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Corrine Occhino, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Sign Language Laboratory

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Deirdre Schlehofer, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Deaf Health Laboratory Co-Director

Center Staff

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Nikki Cherry, M.Ed.

Coordinator and Interpreter
Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate

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Jennifer Forquer, B.S.

Research Program Coordinator
Deaf Health Laboratory

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Susan Rizzo, M.S., M.A.

Research Program Coordinator
Sign Language Laboratory

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Brennan Terhune-Cotter, B.A.

Research Program Coordinator
Deaf x Laboratory

Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Geo Kartheiser, ABD

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Tiffany Panko, M.D., M.B.A.

Graduate Students

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Brianna Herald, B.A.

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Sarah Kimbley, B.S.

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Priyanka Patil, B.S.

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Victoria Popov, B.S.

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Maliheh Rahrovan, B.A.

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Jeff Shaul, B.S.

Undergraduate Students

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Ian Ayla

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Andrew Dunkum

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Carolyn Gershman

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Bethany Horn

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Hannah Klingensmith

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Katherine Orlowski

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Tamel Smith

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Corey Talvan