2017 Research Expo Agenda

Morning Session: Panel Discussions and Presentations - Elstad Auditorium

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

  • Video: Promoting Partnerships and Collaboration Between Faculty and Student Researchers
  • ‪Welcome: Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, President
  • ‪Introductory Remarks: Dr. Carol J. Erting, Provost

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Faculty Panel Discussions:

Promoting Partnerships Between Faculty and Student Researchers

Facilitator: Dr. Raja Kushalnagar, Information Technology Program; Science, Technology, and Mathematics


Mentoring to develop the next generation of empirical researchers

Panelists:

  • ‪Dr. Thomas Allen, Education, Visual Language and Visual Learning Center
  • ‪Dr. Sanyukta Jaiswal, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; Voice and Speech Physiology Lab
  • ‪‪Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, Psychology, Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center

Panelists will share their viewpoints, e.g.: How will mentoring help develop the next generation of empirical researchers? Why is mentoring important to ensuring a high quality of research? What is the value of a hands-on/collaborative approach in training the next generation of researchers?


Multiple perspectives on collaboration to expand the pool of knowledge

Panelists:

  • Dr. Patrick Boudreault, Interpretation and Translation
  • ‪Dr. Julie Hochgesang, Linguistics; Sign Language Annotation, Archiving, and Sharing
  • ‪Dr. Shirley Shultz Myers, English, Honors Program

Panelists will share their viewpoints, e.g.: How can faculty researchers guide students toward becoming engaged research scholars and practitioners who demonstrate respect for knowledge and critical thinking? How can student researchers learn to challenge assumptions and diligently assess the quality of information on which their studies are based? How does having student researchers as partners in faculty members' intellectual pursuits benefit them, and what have you learned from your own experience?

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Student Researchers: 12 Four-Minute presentations


Female Circumcision: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Beliefs Within the Deaf Community

Morgane Vincent, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi


Does an Interpreter's Gender Affect How Face Threatening Acts are Conveyed?: An Examination of Interpretations from American Sign Language into English/p>

William Lovik, Graduate Student, Department of Interpretation
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emily Shaw<


The Developmental Progression of Cognitive Abilities in Deaf Children

Jacqueline Wunderlich, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Pick



Are Babies "Ready to Learn" Language? A new lens via integrated neural, behavioral, and physiological recordings

Adam Stone and Geo Kartheiser, Graduate Students, Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto


Comparative Evaluation of Three Pharmaceutical Medications and White Willow Bark

Jazzmin Washington, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Sabila


Tactile Linguistic Input and Supramodal Cortical Language Networks

Lauren Berger, Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Clifton Langdon



Proposing an Amendment of Panama's Law 1 of January 28, 1992

Aysha Castillero Obaldia, Graduate Student, Department of Education
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Maribel Garate


Evidence of Lexical Variation in the Philadelphia Deaf Community

Heather Hamilton, Graduate Student, Department of Linguistics
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Hochgesang


The Impact of Stereotype Threats on Deaf Individuals

Jessica Kales, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deborah Schooler


Substance Abuse Recovery Through the Eyes of the Therapist

Taylor Wardle, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi


Insights from Language Transfer in Deaf Bilingual Signers

Shane Blau, Graduate Student, Department of Linguistics
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deborah Chen Pichler



Deaf Students Navigating the Rhetorical and Grammatical Demands of College Essay Writing

Thyra Wood, Honors Program, Undergraduate Student, Department of English
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Wood


AFTERNOON SESSION - Field House

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • ‬Campus Units With Research Resources Exhibition
  • ‪‪Poster Session
  • ‪‪Lunch Fellowship

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Grants and Funding Information - Room 142, Field House

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Life Cycle of a Grant: From Pre-award to Post-award

    • Audrey Foster, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Director
    • Ashuantay Houston, Senior Grants Specialist, OSP
    • Victoria King, Research Compliance Specialist, OSP
    • Veronica Lee, Senior Grants Accountant, Finance Office

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Seek, Submit, Get Funded!

Poorna Kushalnagar, Psychology faculty, Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center Director

Close vision or tactile interpreting is available upon request by sending an email before Friday, March 24 to senda.benaissa@gallaudet.edu.


A copy of the 2017 Gallaudet Research Expo program book is available here.