Amy Jo Stavnezer

Associate Professor of Neuroscience/Psychology, Chair of Neuroscience

Phone: 330-263-2215
Office Address: 301B Morgan Hall, Schedule student meetings online at


  • B.S., Allegheny College (Psychology)
  • M.S., University of Connecticut (Biobehavioral Sciences and Neuroscience)
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut (Biobehavioral Sciences and Neuroscience)

Courses Taught: 

  • PSYC 100:¬†Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 340: Drugs and Behavior
  • NEUR 200: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • NEUR 323: Behavioral Neuroscience with Lab
  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • First Year Seminar
  • The Coffee Course

Recent I.S. Theses Supervised:

Noah Armstrong
The Role of PKA and Cyclic AMP During Sleep Deprivation in Drosophila Melanogaster

Fred Coplin
Generational Effects of d-amphetamine on ADHD-like Behaviors

Natalie Coschigano
Examination of the Effects of High Level Zinc Exposure on Alzheimer’s Disease Related Memory in Mice

Jamie Hibbs
The Effects of Treadmill Running on ADHD-like Behaviors in Adolescent Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Megan Mey
Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Basal Forebrain Driven Tasks and Choline Acetyltransferase Expression in a Rodent Multiparous and Nulliparous Menopause Model

Katherine Wilson
The Effects of neonatal MK-801 on conditioned place preference of nicotine reward

Alexandra Desotelle
The effects of Chronic Mild Stress and Duloxetine on Learning and Memory

Haylie Honn
The Effects of Voluntary Exercise and Omega-3 Supplementation on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Taylor Raybuck
Blue Light at Night Corticosterone: Disrupting Rodent Learning and Memory

Kathryn Reindel
Turn Off the Light: An Examination of Sex Differences in the Effects of Light at Night on Working Memory in a Nocturnal Rat Model

William Walker Maghie
The Role of TREM2 on Microglial Morphology and Synaptic Pruning in the Developing Brain of TREM2 Deficient Mice

Emily Wilson
The Effects of Environmental and Physical Enrichment on the Motor Functioning and Cellular Plasticity in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Jamie Wren-Jarvis
Effects of Allopregnanolone on Forced Swim Behavior Across Different Phases of the Female Rodent Estrous Cycle