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Amber Chenoweth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Amber M. Chenoweth is an associate professor of psychology. She has formerly served as the associate dean of academic affairs for the Center for Adult Studies, the director of the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program, and as a Mellon Fellow to develop Hiram’s Connect initiative to engage students in reflective and integrative learning. She is passionate about providing opportunities for all learners to thrive through the many programs available at Hiram College.

Chenoweth’s teaching interests include the psychobiology of behavior, as well as introductory, research methods, and capstone courses in the psychology major. She also regularly teaches interdisciplinary courses, ranging in topics from autism spectrum disorder to study abroad courses in Australia and Zambia.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Animal learning, behavior and cognition
  • Neurotransmitter systems and behavior
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Selected Publications

  • Jackson, B. L., & Chenoweth, A. M. (2021, April 29). Transitioning with one-to-one technology in a pandemic: A survey of faculty and staff experiences [Breakout session]. Quality Matters Ohio Consortium’s 9th Annual Member Meeting, Virtual conference hosted by Ashland University, Ashland, OH, United States. https://sites.google.com/ashland.edu/amm21
  • Chenoweth, A. M. (2019, October). Adapting Your Face-to-face Course for Online Instruction. Platform presentation at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference on Teaching, Denver, CO.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Jackson, B. L. (2018, October). Psychology for All Learners: Implementing UDL Best Practices. Platform presentation at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference on Teaching, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & McClung, E. L. (2018, October). Preparation for Life: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. Poster presentation at AAC&U Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice:  Exploring Global Challenges across Disciplinary Boundaries, Seattle, WA.
  • Chenoweth, A. M. (2018, April). Yes, it IS Possible to Train a Cat: Adventures in Student Application of Behavior Change in a Learning Course. Platform presentation at the TriState(Plus) Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior, Hiram, OH.
  • Chenoweth, A. M. (2017, October). Making the Case for Case Studies: Using Case Studies for Student Engagement and Understanding. Platform presentation at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference on Teaching, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2016). Strategy breakdown following muscarinic blockade in rats. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 131, 83-86. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2016.03.005
  • Chenoweth, A. M., & Jackson, B. L. (2016, October). Effectiveness of Creativity- and Performance-based Classroom Activities on Autism Spectrum Disorder Knowledge. Poster presentation at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 15th Annual Conference on Teaching, Decatur, GA.

Fun Facts

  • She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community, which serves adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders.

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