Faculty and Staff
Dr. Derek Jones, PhD
Director, Cognitive Science Program and Faculty Director, Center for Innovation & Change
Ridgway University Center, Room 270
Dr. Lora Becker
Professor of Psychology and Director of General Education
Hyde Hall, Room 217 E
"After taking this course, I hope that students have a greater understanding of themselves with regards to the functioning of their nervous system," explains Dr. Becker. "There are several tricks and tips a student can learn about how to better manage their concentration, need for sleep and ability to learn college material. Not only do students develop an appreciation for the field of neuroscience, they come away with a better understanding of their own behavior."
Of Honors students, Dr. Becker remarks, "I enjoy teaching UE Honors students because they come to class with a desire to understand. Conversation about the essays is always lively and full of great insight!"
Dr. Becker received her undergraduate dual BS in biology and psychology from Wright State University, as well as a MA in psychobiology and PhD.. in behavioral neuroscience from Binghamton University. Her research expertise is in the field of behavioral neuroscience. She has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Comparative Clinical Pathology and the Journal of Applied Biological Sciences. Dr. Becker is a member of the Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She received the Dean of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award in 2007 and the Dean of Students Advisor of the Year Award in 2004.
Dr. Vincent Campese
Assistant Professor/Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Program
Hyde Hall, Room 217 D
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Dr. Elizabeth Hennon Peters
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Hyde Hall, Room 217 H
Room 343, Olmsted Administration Hall