1990-1992 - Post-Doctoral Fellow Behavioral Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1990 - Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Temple University
1984 - B.A., Psychology, Temple University
Current INBREE NIH research investigates extinction of motivated behavior under specific drug states to simulate relapse and drug treatment.
I taught previously as an instructor and as graduate/teaching assistant during my graduate training in Experimental Psychology at Temple University.
My research at Temple focussed on opioid mediation and Pavlovian conditioning factors of Learned Helplessness. My Ph.D. thesis assessed Pavlovian facilitation effects.
Prior to arriving at Saint Anselm College, I completed a two-year Post-Doctoral fellowship training program in human behavioral pharmacology/substance abuse at Behavioral Phramocology Research Unit (BPRU) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
My general research interests are rooted in, Behavioral Analysis, associative learning and Pavlovian/operant interaction. My current research interests in behavioral pharmacology include Pavlovian and operant processes in drug discrimination. Other work in this area includes the impact of environmental influences on drug tolerance, and drug discrimination.