Our Team

Patrick Ledwidge, Ph.D.

Dr. Ledwidge is currently Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Baldwin Wallace University and Director of the Cognition, Brain, & Language Lab. He received his Bachelors of Arts from DePauw University and both his Masters of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. His research uses electrophysiology to study the intersections between cognition and language in neurotypical adults and those recovering from traumatic brain injury. He teaches courses on behavioral statistics, psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, and neurocognitive disorders. His hobbies include running, cycling, and traveling with his black Labrador, Cash.

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Student Researchers


Alexis Leigh

Graduate Research Assistant

Studying Master's in Speech-Language Pathology


Erin Neff

Lab Manager

Major: Psychology, Neuroscience

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: TBI, medicine, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience


Kayla Blake

Concussion Project Manager

Major: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: Developmental neurology and neuropsychology


David Peta

Research Assistant

Major: Music Therapy

Minor: Neuroscience

Graduation Year: 2021

Research Interest: Cognitive neuroscience, music cognition


Ellen Kuszakewski

Research Assistant

Major: Neuroscience, Psychology

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: TBI, medicine, attention, and cognitive neuroscience


Nick Galaida

Associate Researcher

Major: Neuroscience, Psychology, I/O Psychology

Minor: Political Science, Sociology

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: Sleep, Peak Performance


Kaitlin McGuire

Research Assistant

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: Minor to severe cognitive impairments and how they impact both expressive and receptive language along with overall communication.


Elizabeth Castro

Research Assistant

Major: Psychology, Neuroscience

Graduation Year: 2022

Research interests: cognitive neuroscience, medicine, and memory


Sujatha Gaddamanugu

Research Assistant

Major: Public Health

Graduation Year: 2021

Research interests: behavioral & cognitive neuroscience, medicine, neurological disorders



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