Students & Alumni of the Educational Neuroscience Ph.D. Program

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George Kartheiser received his B.S. in advertising and public relations from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. While a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, he was involved with several studies spearheaded by Dr. Peter Hauser of Deaf Studies Laboratory. Prior to his graduate school studies, he served as the visiting research coordinator for Dr. Matthew Dye's Cross-Modal Plasticity Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his role at Dr. Dye's laboratory, he assisted with a project that utilized a new, non-invasive neuroimaging technique known as Event-Related Optical Signal (EROS) in order to learn more about the effects of deafness on visual functions. Geo currently resides at Dr. Laura Ann Petitto's Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2) where he has been certified through advanced training to operate a neuroimaging equipment comparable to EROS, functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. He aims to apply his certification and advanced training to his Ph.D. endeavor by studying the cognitive impact of learning a signed language as a second language. He is also interested in how scientists can improve their relationship with the public. When not wearing the lab coat, Geo enjoys cycling, running, and eating exotic food.

Adam Stone is a Ph.D. student in Educational Neuroscience at Gallaudet University and a research assistant with the NSF Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and the Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2). Originally from San Diego, Adam earned his M.A. in ASL/English Bilingual Education at the University of California, San Diego, in 2010, and taught kindergarten and first grade at P.S. 347 The ASL and English Lower School in New York City. His research interests are in educational technology and neuroscience perspectives on literacy development and bilingual reading. He is also a published children's book author, trains teachers on best practices in using iPad technology in educational settings, and blogs at Adam Stone at Academia.edu

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