Peter Hauser


  • Ph.D., Gallaudet University, Clinical Psychology, 2000
  • M.A., Gallaudet University, Psychology, 1999
  • M.A., Gallaudet University, Linguistics, 1998
  • B.A., Central Connecticut State University, Psychology and Philosophy, 1994

Dr. Hauser is the Director of the Deaf Studies Laboratory, where he studies the cognitive, language, and psychosocial aspects of visual learning. He is also the Science Mentorship Leader and a member of the Executive Team at the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning. He is a former recipient of RIT's Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Pluralism Award for promoting Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Hauser has over 35 publications and regularly presents his work nationally and internationally. Samples of his work range from an edited book on how deaf professionals work with interpreters to journal articles on how sign language is processed in the brain. Recently, Dr. Hauser has been working on developing different measures of sign language proficiency.

Deaf Studies Lab's web page


Clinical neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics


NYS Licensed Psychologist