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Daniel Koo

Professor/School Director

Human Services and SciencesPsychology

S411 Hall Memorial Building

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202-250-2279 (videophone)

202-651-5540

About

Credentials: PhD

Dr. Koo is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester in 2003, he did his post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University's Center for the Study of Learning. His research on the functional neuroanatomy of reading and phonological processes in deaf populations is ongoing.  Dr. Koo is interested in how the visual language learning experience of deaf individuals shape their linguistic representations and processes. To effectively explore the interplay of communication modality and linguistic systems, he studies how deaf cuers and signers analyze and process their native linguistic input. His research interests include adult language processing of cued and signed languages, the effect of modality on language processing and cognition, and the acquisition of cued and signed languages.

  • PSY-311 Dev I: Child Psychology (2011/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2009/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2010/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2011/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2014/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2012/02)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2014/02)(OL1)
  • PSY-331 Rsrch Methods in Psychology I (2009/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2010/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2011/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2012/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2013/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2014/01)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2012/02)(01)
  • PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Scie (2013/02)(01)
  • PSY-332 Rsrch Methods in Psychology II (2011/02)(01)
  • PSY-332 Rsrch Methods in Psychology II (2014/02)(01)
  • PSY-424 Neuropsychology (2009/02)(01)
  • PSY-424 Neuropsychology (2011/02)(01)
  • PSY-424 Neuropsychology (2014/02)(01)
  • PSY-448 Psycholinguistics (2009/01)(01)
  • PSY-448 Psycholinguistics (2013/01)(01)
  • PSY-448 Psycholinguistics (2010/02)(01)
  • PSY-495 Special Topics (2013/02)(01)
  • PSY-495 Special Topics (2012/01)(02)
  • PSY-499 Independent Study (2009/02)(01)
  • PSY-499 Independent Study (2010/02)(02)
  • PSY-815 Psycholinguistics (2010/02)(01)
  • PSY-815 Psycholinguistics (2012/02)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2017/01)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2018/01)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2019/01)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/01)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2017/02)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2018/02)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2019/02)(15)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2016/02)(16)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2018/01)(01)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2019/02)(01)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2018/02)(02)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2019/01)(03)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2017/02)(03)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2018/02)(04)
  • PSY-270 Psychology and Deaf People (2016/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2015/01)(01)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2018/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2015/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2016/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2017/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2019/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2020/01)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2016/02)(01)
  • PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I (2019/02)(01)
  • PSY-342 Rsrch Design and Analysis II (2017/02)(01)
  • PSY-424 Neuropsychology (2016/02)(01)
  • PSY-499 Independent Study (2016/02)(01)
  • PSY-499 Independent Study (2019/02)(02)
  • PSY-815 Psycholinguistics (2015/01)(01)
  • PSY-899 Independent Study (2016/01)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(13)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(15)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2019/02)(02)
  • PSY-101 Intro to Psychology (2019/02)(03)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2016/01)(OL1)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2017/01)(OL1)
  • PSY-324 Cognition (2019/01)(OL1)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2021/01)(05)
  • PSY-424 Neuropsychology (2021/01)(HY01)
  • VEE-101 First Year Seminar Part I (2021/01)(07)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2018/02)(13)
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:13 Undergraduate:12 Doctoral:1
  • 2014 College of Arts and Sciences Rising Star Faculty Award for Distinguished scholarship/research
  • Neuroanatomical profiles of deafness in the context of native language experience
  • Cortical plasticity for visuospatial processing and object recognition in deaf and hearing signers
  • Neuroanatomical evidence in support of the bilingual advantage theory
  • Psycholinguistic study of phonological processes in deaf adult cuers
  • On the nature of phonological representations and processing strategies in deaf cuers of English.
  • Phonological awareness and short-term memory in hearing and deaf individuals of different communication backgrounds
  • Phonology and reading: A response to Wang, Trezek, Luckner, and Paul
  • Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals
  • Teaching statistics and research methods to English Language Learners
  • Psychologists' Use of Touch in Individual Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Clients
  • Paired associate learning in deaf readers
  • Verbal fluency performance among deaf readers
  • Diverse reading: Verbal fluency differences between strong and weak readers
  • Brain morphometry in deaf native users of ASL and deaf native users of English
  • Anatomical differences in bilinguals of spoken and signed languages
  • Effects of sensory and signed language experience on the neural basis of visual motion processing
  • Cognitive and Electrophysiological Correlates of Phonological Processes in Deaf Undergraduate Readers- (Gallaudet University Priority Grant)
  • Effect of language and communication mode on phonological processing- (Visual Language Visual Learning Science of Learning Center Grant)
  • Gillie Barrett-Clinical Psychology (Doctoral Committee) 2017/02-2019/02
  • Stephen Fitzmaurice-Interpreting (Doctoral committee) 2015/02-2017/02
  • Casey Cochran-Linguistics (Doctoral committee) 2014/02-2016/02
  • Christina Healy-Linguistics (Doctoral committee) 2012/02-2014/02
  • Greg Witkin-Clinical Psychology (Doctoral Committee) 2011/02-2013/02
  • Wyatt Hall-Clinical Psychology (Doctoral committee) 2011/02-2013/02
  • Clifton Langdon-Linguistics (Doctoral committee) 2010/02-2012/02
  • Shawn Nelson-Schmitt-Clinical Psychology (Doctoral Committee) 2010/02-2012/02
  • Julie Hochgesang-Linguistics (Doctoral Committee) 2010/02-2012/02
  • Kathleen Donnelly-Wijting-Clinical Psychology (Doctoral committee) 2008/02-2012/02
  • Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus-Psychology (Honors) 2009/02-2010/02
  • Kallissa Bailey-Psycholgy (Honors) 2012/02-2013/02
  • Sawyer Willis-Psychology (Honors) 2016/02-2017/02
  • Nthabeleng MacDonald-UG Psychology (Honors committee) 2021/01
  • Ricardo Ortiz-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral committee) 2018/02
  • Jennifer Cranston-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral committee) 2020/02
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee: Member 2016/01
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee: Chair 2018/01-2019/02
  • Faculty Development Committee: Member 2011/01-2013/02
  • Director, School of Human Services and Sciences 2019/03
  • Faculty Search Committee for UG Psych Program 2008/01-2008/02
  • Faculty Search Committee School Psychology Position 2009/01-2009/02
  • Faculty Search Committee UG Psych Position 2010/01-2010/02
  • Faculty Search Committee Clinical Psych Position 2010/01-2010/02
  • Psychology Honors Coordinator 2011/01-2018/02
  • Faculty Search Committee Psychology UG position 2014/01-2014/02
  • Faculty Search Committee School Psychology Position 2018/01-2018/02
  • Faculty Search Committee UG Psychology Position 2019/01-2019/02
  • Steering Committee for Long Range Vision and Strategic Planning 2008/01-2008/02
  • Bilingual Professional Development Group 2009/01-2009/02
  • Faculty Search Committee VL2 Scientific Director Position 2009/01-2009/02
  • Faculty Search Committee- AUD faculty 2021/02-2021/02
  • DEDI Search Committee Chair 2021/01-2021/01
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    Daniel Koo

    S411 Hall Memorial Building

    202-250-2279

    202-651-5540

    202-250-2279

    Varies. Email for appointment

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