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NEW: GU/VL2 PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience

by Kristen Harmon
April 10, 2013

A newly created interdisciplinary PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) will begin at Gallaudet University in the fall of 2013. PEN is Gallaudetís first interdisciplinary PhD program, and it includes our National Science Foundation, Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2 (the PhD programís administrative home), and the Departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Interpretation, Education, and Hearing Speech and Language Sciences.

Gallaudetís PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience pioneers how humans learn, spanning early child development and adults, with a special interest in the neuroplasticity of visually-guided learning processes sub-serving higher cognition. The PEN PhD program at Gallaudet further provides a unique strength in, and contribution to, pioneering advances in the learning and education of the young deaf visual learner.

Prospective PEN Students: More information about the program can be found at the INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEN PROGRAM link below. Student applicants can email EdNeuroscience@gallaudet.edu with specific questions.

VL2 is also pleased to announce that VL2's Education and Research Translation Manager Melissa Herzig will also be the new Associate Director for the PhD program in Educational Neuroscience. As VL2's Education and Research Translation Manager, Herzig works closely with VL2 researchers, schools in our partner network, and with the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center to best foster two-way collaborative relationships between education and science as well as to develop innovative educational products arising from the science. As the Associate Director of the PEN Program, Herzig will be providing her valuable expertise and experience to key aspects of the PEN program. Herzig is pictured above right.

VL2 co-PI Thomas Allen will be the interim Director of the PEN Program while the new PEN faculty is being hired.

Continue monitoring the VL2 website for more information and important updates about this exciting and new opportunity to study Educational Neuroscience at Gallaudet University!

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