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University Planning and Budget Committee

The Gallaudet University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC) represents various campus constituencies: faculty, staff, students, and operating divisions. The UPBC is responsible for coordinating the University's annual budget development process and for providing liaison with the United States Department of Education. Gallaudet University is the world's leading university for deaf and hard of hearing students located in Washington, D.C.

Visual Language and Visual Learning

The purpose of the Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University on “Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)” is to advance fundamentally the Science of Learning specifically involving how aspects of human higher cognition are realized through one of our most central senses, vision.

Welcome to the Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging

Dr. Laura Ann Petitto is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist widely known for her discoveries about the biological foundations of language.


Founder and Scientific Director:
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto

Sorenson Language and Communication Center 1101

(202) 448-7274 (voice)
(202) 618-6808 (videophone)

Working as a Deaf Interpreter

Working as a Deaf Interpreter

Clerc Center/KDES/MSSD

Youth Programs

Gallaudet University Youth Programs is proud to offer many programs for middle school and high school students such as Academic Bowl, Battle of the Books, and more!


Jesse Saunders
Director, Youth Programs

Casey Johnson-Pasqua
Specialist, Youth Programs

Alison O'Hara
Specialist, Youth Programs Operations