NLCSD Fellows

Uma Gokhale Soman

Uma Gokhale Soman

Vanderbilt University D/HH

Uma Gokhale Soman is a PhD student in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is the recipient of the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship.

She obtained her Masters in Education of the Deaf from the Smith College/Clarke School program, and is also certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist - Auditory Verbal Educator. She has worked as a teacher of the deaf in auditory-oral schools for seven years. 

Uma serves as a guest lecturer and instructor in the Masters in Deaf Education program at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests focus on exploring the cognitive processes that underlie second language acquisition in children with hearing loss.