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Dr. Peter C. Hauser

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Director, Deaf Studies Laboratory...

Company Description: The University of Rochester (UR) offers biomedical and behavioral sciences doctoral programs at the UR Medical Center, which is a research-intensive institute....   more

Employment History


  • B.A.s , Psychology and Philosophy
    Central Connecticut State University
  • doctorate , Clinical Psychology
    Gallaudet University
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Team | Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Peter C. Hauser, Ph.D.
RIT Program Director
Professor, Director of Deaf Studies Laboratory, and National Science Mentorship Leader for the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning.
Mentors | Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Peter Hauser, Ph.D.
Director Deaf Studies Laboratory Assistant Professor
Peter Hauser chats with ..., 8 Sept 2013 [cached]
Peter Hauser chats with graduate students Gloria Wink of Rochester (left) and Gina DeNaples of Greensboro, N.C. (right).
"This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring deaf scholars who have long been under-served and under-recognized," said Peter C. Hauser, Ph.D., principal investigator for RIT, director of the Deaf Studies Laboratory at NTID and Science Mentorship Leader for the NSF Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2).
In addition to Pearson and Hauser, the grant includes several key personnel: Steven L. Barnett, M.D., associate director of the NCDHR and associate professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at URMC; James J. DeCaro, Ph.D., professor in the Center on Access Technology at RIT/NTID; Richard Doolittle, Ph.D., vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology at RIT; Hector Flores, Ph.D., dean of Graduate Studies at RIT; Vivian Lewis, M.D., vice provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at UR; Edith M. Lord., Ph.D., senior associate dean for Graduate Education at URMC; Camille A. Martina, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Public Health Sciences at URMC; Daniel Ornt, M.D., vice president and dean, Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at RIT; and P. J. Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and director of the Translational Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at URMC.
Peter ..., 21 Aug 2015 [cached]
Peter Hauser
Science mentor
Dr. Peter C. Hauser is a Deaf clinical neuropsychologist with an interdisciplinary-research background. He's an Associate Professor in NTID's Department of Research and Teacher Education, and the Research Initiative Director of Neurocognitive Foundations of Visual Language and Visual Learning at the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (known as VL2), at Gallaudet University, where he also serves as Science Mentorship Leader. At NTID, he's Director of the Deaf Studies Laboratory, where he studies the cognitive, language, and psychosocial aspects of visual learning. A popular teacher, he's received RIT's Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Pluralism Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
He has over 35 publications, regularly presents nationally and internationally on a variety of topics-interpreting issues, measuring ASL proficiency, how ASL is processed in the brain.
Profoundly deafened at age 5, he earned B.A.s in Psychology and Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University in 1994, and two M.A.s-in Linguistics (1998) and Psychology (1999)-and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000-from Gallaudet University, and has done postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at University of Rochester.
At NTID, he directs the Deaf Studies Laboratory, which he set up to get more students involved in the excitement, and explores clinical neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and psycholinguistics as they relate to the Deaf experience. The DSL collaborates with the Bavelier Laboratory in UR's Brain & Cognitive Sciences program.
In August 2013, having received a $34,000 mentorship grant from the NSF, Hauser took six Deaf students to the Sign Language Researchers Toolkit workshop hosted by University College London; they presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (having brought along an ASL interpreter). Hauser noted, "The number of deaf people studying sign languages is very low compared to the number of hearing people who are conducting sign-language research in educational linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, and such."
He wants to see those numbers increase. Later that month, NTID/RIT and UR received a $2.1 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (part of National Institutes of Health) to train Deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursuing graduate degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences, establishing the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program, with Hauser as principal investigator for RIT. He said, "This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring deaf scholars who have long been under-served and under-recognized."
Democrat & Chronicle: Local News, 14 Feb 2007 [cached]
Peter, who is deaf, doesn't remember doing this, but he came to just as Angela passed and signed the words, "I love you."
She signed them back, and he fell asleep again.
It's no surprise that Peter woke up, that he knew Angela was there, that he didn't miss the chance to declare his love.
"We are a perfect match," he says, Angela interpreting his signing.
Perfect, but different, he notes.
While he is deaf and white, she's hearing and African American.
"A lot of people think that interracial marriages are a challenge," he continues.
Peter, 36, is a clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT.
Peter became deaf when he was 5 years old after contracting spinal meningitis.He learned to sign in late adolescence.
Peter had gone there because the school has a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.Angela enrolled for the school's interpreter training program.
Peter admits it was love at first sight; Angela says it might have taken just a little longer.
Whatever, they have been together since then, marrying in 1993.
Peter was finishing an internship for his doctoral degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
The Hausers were about to move to Rochester, where Peter was to undertake a post-doctoral fellowship at the UR Medical Center.
Angela had a persistent cold - "it lasted a couple of weeks," she says - so she went to her doctor.
Her blood pressure turned out to be drastically elevated and further tests showed she had end-stage renal (kidney) failure.She was 31 years old.
In November, after the Hausers had moved to Rochester, Angela went on dialysis, three days a week.
All the time, Peter says, she appeared to be healthy.
"Through the whole thing, she didn't seem to be different, even after her kidneys failed," he says.
Two friends of Peter and Angela then volunteered to be tested to see whether either was a good match to donate a kidney to Angela.Almost as an afterthought, Peter decided to go along.
He had thought that because he and Angela were of different races, it was unlikely he could be a donor, though he soon learned this was not the case.
As it turned out, Peter was a good match, the best of the three potential donors.
Nonetheless, the Hausers debated going ahead with the transplant.
"I had to convince her to let me give my kidney because she did not like the idea of both of us being in the hospital," Peter says.
O'Hearn says that it is typical of the Hausers that Angela would be worried about Peter and Peter about Angela.
Tonight Angela and Peter and some of their friends will gather at O'Hearn's for a Valentine's party, celebrating all of the good things that love can bring.
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