Our Team

Patrick Ledwidge, Ph.D.

Dr. Ledwidge is currently Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Baldwin Wallace University and Director of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab. He received his Bachelors of Arts from DePauw University and both his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research investigates "cognitive intersectionality"- the ways in which cognitive systems facilitate v. compete for mental processing resources. He uses this framework to examine cognitive and neurophysiological recovery from sports-related concussion. The goal of his work is to examine how neurophysiological methods may be used to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries and neuropsychological disorders. He teaches courses in research methods, psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, and neurocognitive disorders. His hobbies include running, cycling, and traveling with his black Labrador, Cash.

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Student Researchers


Elizabeth Castro

Lab Manager and Project Coordinator

Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology

Minor: Forensic Science

Graduation Year: 2022

Research Interests: Brain networks, mTBI, brain imaging methods

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Kailee Thadeus

Graduate Research Assistant

Program: Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program

Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder, neuropsychology, and pediatric communication and swallowing disorders


David Peita, B.A. '21

Post-Bac Research Associate

Major: Music Therapy

Minor: Neuroscience

Research Interest: Cognitive neuroscience, music cognition

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McKenzie Burke

 Research Assistant

Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2021

Research Interest: Anything involving physiological psychology

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Callae Moody

Research Assistant

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2023

Research Interest: Learning about how different events can impact the brain

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Zach Milko

Research Assistant

Major: Sociology

Minors: Data analytics and psychology

Graduation year: 2022

Research Interest: Psychological and social overlap areas especially social psychology


Harry Costlow

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minors: Chemistry

Graduation year: 2023

Research Interest: Traumatic brain injury and neuromotor connections and issues

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Bailey Hall

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minors: Psychology and Sociology

Graduation Year: 2024

Research interests: psychological and social impacts of brain injuries on athletes

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Mattie Flynn

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2024

Research interests: Neuropsychology and the connection between the physical brain and thought/behavioral patterns, neurodivergence's (specifically ADHD) and how/why they present differently

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Angie Gentillin

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2023

Research interests: Mental health research


Sarah Menke

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2024

Research interests: Psychological and biological basis of personality

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Ryan Guggenheim

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2023

Research interests: Neuroscience in sports and dealing with concussions and other brain injuries


Hannah Dodson

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2025

Research interests: Studying memory and psychoneuroimmunology