Evan Bradley earned a B.A. in cognitive science and a certificate in music from Northwestern University, and completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Delaware. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence University, he joined the Psychology program at Penn State Brandywine in 2013.
At Brandywine, he teaches courses in cognitive psychology, perception, and language, as well as the senior research seminar in psychology. He has also taught linguistics courses for Brandywine Global Programs trips to Ireland, France, Sicily, and Malta.
Dr. Bradley's research interests include speech and music perception, language acquisition, and language variation. Current projects of the Brandywine Linguistics & Music Perception (BLiMP) Laboratory include investigating the relationship between language and music, especially in relation to how tone languages (such as Mandarin) are learned, and the emergence and use of gender-neutral pronouns (such as singular 'they').
He has also conducted research and published on undergraduate research mentoring and pedagogy. His other professional interests include research methods and ethics, philosophy of science, and science policy. He serves as chair of the Committee on Public Policy of the Linguistic Society of America and is an associate editor for the journal Psychological Reports.