PEN Faculty and Students

Bradley White
Gallaudet University

Bradley White, a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program, works with Dr. Clifton Langdon (Advisor) in the Language and Educational Neuroscience (LENS) Laboratory at Gallaudet University.

White earned a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in psychology in 2014 from The Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. He has past academic and clinical training in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, and pharmacology.

White's primary research interests explore the neural substrates of language using variations in language perception, such as those with hearing amplification and prosthetic devices (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants) as a unique lens.

Specifically, Bradley is interested in using these different signals to reveal how top-down linguistic processes are modulated by bottom-up variations, which holds much promise to better understand cognitive load and linguistic processing in hearing loss.

These scientific discoveries also have high potential for translational implications for clinicians, policy makers, educators, and engineers.


Dissertation Committee: Dr. Clifton Langdon (Chair, Gallaudet University), Dr. Lorna Quandt (Gallaudet University), Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar (Gallaudet University), and Prof. Dr. Josef Rauschecker (Georgetown University Medical Center).