Faculty

Lora Becker, Professor of Psychology and Director of General Education

Dr. Lora Becker

Professor of Psychology and Director of General Education

Hyde Hall, Room 217 E
812-488-2532
lb47@evansville.edu

Dr. Lora Becker, associate professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, teaches the Honors course, Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience. In this course, students study the nervous system and how it controls the actions of the human body. In addition to the textbook, students read essays from Robert Sapolsky and Oliver Sacks which present case studies of individuals with neurological impairments or critiques on how neuroscience findings can enlighten understanding of ourselves.|

"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.
Noah Gordon, Associate Professor/Biology

Dr. Noah Gordon

Associate Professor/Biology

Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Room 219
812-488-2660
ng62@evansville.edu

Specializations:
Behavior and Physiology of Vertebrates
Kristy Miller, Department Chair/Chemistry

Dr. Kristy Miller

Department Chair/Chemistry

Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Room 326
812-488-1077
km123@evansville.edu
Video Interview with Dr. Kristy Miller

Elizabeth Hennon Peters, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Elizabeth Hennon Peters

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Hyde Hall, Room 217 H
812-488-2511
eh82@evansville.edu

Office Phone
812-488-2532

Office Email
lb47@evansville.edu

Office Location
Room 208, Hyde Hall