Nicholas Gala, M.S.

      Nicholas M. Gala


  • M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2012
  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Rochester, 2010
  • B.A., Psychology and American Sign Language, University of Rochester, 2010

Research Interest:

  • Dissertation: Emotional Display Rules of the American Deaf Culture.
  • Predissertation: Preliminary Investigation of the Emotional Display Rules of the American Deaf Culture. 

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Gala, N. (2015). A proposed model for the construction of higher order cognitive processing and application to the development of anxiety disorders. Gallaudet Chronicles of Psychology, Volume 3, No. 1, 46-50. Retrieved from

  • Szymanski, C., Lutz, L., Shahan, C., & Gala, N. (2013, May). Critical Needs of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Public Input Summary. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.
  • Gala, N., Malady, M., Fulmer, M., Pritchard, J. (2011, January). Striking a balance: A case study in data collection for the real world. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Autism Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Gala, N., Henderson, M., Pritchard, J. (2011, September). In class technicians: Decelerating food stealing. Poster session presented at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Clinical Training:

  • Johns Hopkins Medical School (Externship)
  • DC Superior Courts (Externship)
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital  (Externship)
  • Gallaudet University, Mental Health Center (Practicum)

Contact Information:



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