Amber M. Chenoweth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Albion College, B. A.
Kent State University, M.A., Ph.D.

Office Bates Hall 217
330-569-5004

Education

B.A., Psychology (with Honors; concentration in Neuroscience), Albion College (MI). May, 2004.

M.A., Experimental (Biological) Psychology, Kent State University. August, 2007.

Ph.D. Experimental (Biological) Psychology, Kent State University. August, 2010.

Teaching Interests

General Psychology, Experimental Methods and Statistics, Learning: Theory, Methods, and Application, Biopsychology, and special topics courses related to Neuroscience and Learning (e.g., Animal Cognition, Drug Use and Abuse)

Research Interests

Neurotransmitter systems and psychology, specifically the role of the cholinergic system in learning and memory; animal cognition and behavior; classical and instrumental conditioning, including sequential learning paradigms; associative learning; strategy development.

Teaching Experience

  • Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Hiram College, 2010-Present.
  • Part-time Teaching Faculty, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 2009-2010.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, Hiram College, 2009-2010.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, Kent State University at Stark, 2008; 2009.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, Malone University, 2008.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, Baldwin-Wallace College, 2008.
  • Undergraduate Academic Advising Office Manager, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 2007.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 2006-2009.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 2004-2006.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in Psychology, Albion College, 2000-2004.

Publications and Presentations

  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., Muller, M. D., Smith, D. P. A., Chenoweth, A. M., & Wallace, D. G. (2006). Sequence production paradigms for exploring the organization of sequential behavior. In M.J. Anderson (Ed.), Tasks and Techniques: A Sampling of Methodologies for the Investigation of Animal Learning, Behavior, and Cognition. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2008, March). The Effects of Atropine on Rats' Strategy Development After Cue Changes in Serial Patterns. Platform presentation at the annual Tri-State Plus meeting, Lexington, KY.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2009, April). Scopolamine Effects with Water Reward in Rat Serial Pattern Learning. Platform presentation at the annual Tri-State Plus meeting, Albion, MI.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2009, October). The Effects of Scopolamine on Rat Serial Pattern Learning with Water Reward. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2010, March). Scopolamine Dissociates Cognitive Processes Responsible for Phrasing Effects versus Violation Element Performance in Rats. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2010, April). Scopolamine Dissociates Cognitive Processes Responsible for Phrasing Effects versus Violation Element Performance in Rats: A Deeper Look. Platform presentation at the annual Tri-State Plus meeting, Bloomington, IN.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2010, October). Scopolamine Retards Acquisition of Rat Serial Pattern Reversal Learning. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society, Baltimore, MD.
  • Chenoweth, A. M. (2010). The effects of scopolamine on rat serial pattern learning and reversal learning, Kent State University, United States- Ohio, Dissertations & Theses: A&I, (Publication No. AAT 3417213.
  • *Efferson, L. M., & Chenoweth, A. M. (2011, April). Social Rejection and the Remembrance of Group Related Words. Platform presentation at the annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Gambier, OH.
  • *Frame, S. A., *Misinay, K. M., *Clarke, M., *Mirzakhani, H. Z., & Chenoweth, A. M. (2011, September). Are Rats Able to Solve Shape Discriminations in a Spatial vs. Non-spatial Environment? Poster session presented at the annual Celebration of Research, Hiram, OH.
  • *Mirzakhani, H. Z., *Misinay, K., *Frame, S. A., *Clarke, M., & Chenoweth, A. M. (2011, November). Are Rats Able to Solve Shape Discriminations on a Spatial vs. Non-spatial Touch Screen Task? Poster session at the annual Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience social, Washington, D.C.
  • *Frame, S. A., & Chenoweth, A. M. (2012, April).  Order Out of Entropy: Verdical Gambling Paradox with Six Rattus Norvegicus Contestants.  Platform presentation at the annual Tri-State+ Conference on Animal Cognition, Kent, OH. 
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Shauver, L. M. (2012, April) No Money, No Problems: Implementing Learning and Neuroscience Laboratory Activities on a Shoestring Budget.  Platform presentation at the annual Tri- State+ conference on Animal Cognition, Kent, OH. 

(* denotes undergraduate authors)


Professional Services and Activities

2012- present      Moodle mentor (assist in faculty transition from Sakai to Moodle)

2011- present      Member of the College Life Steering Committee (CLSC)

2011- present      Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

2011-2012           Parliamentarian for Faculty meetings

 

Professional Affiliations

Society for Neuroscience

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Pavlovian Society

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