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Faculty Spotlights

G. Andrew Mickley

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  1. Department

    Neuroscience (also Professor in Psychology)

  2. Hometown

    Greensburg, PA

  3. Biography

    Dr. G. Andrew Mickley is a Professor in the Psychology Department and Professor and Chair of the Neuroscience Program at Baldwin Wallace University. He received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and his M.A. and Ph.D degrees in Physiological Psychology from the University of Virginia. He came to BW in 1993 after a 21-year career in the United States Air Force.

    Dr. Mickley retired from the Air Force with the rank of Lt. Colonel. While working in the Department of Defense, Dr. Mickley did extensive research in the brain sciences. He has published over 70 journal articles and books describing his studies on learning and memory, brain plasticity, recovery from brain damage, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, obesity and neural transplantation.

    Dr. Mickley's current research is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He has had previous grants from the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, The Midwestern Psychological Association, and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. He is a Charter member of the Society for Neuroscience.

    Dr. Mickley remains an active scientist as he directs the activities of students working in the newly renovated Neuroscience Laboratory located in the Life and Earth Sciences Building. Dr. Mickley teaches Principles of Neuroscience, Principles of Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Neuropharmacology, and several other courses in the Neuroscience and Psychology curricula. Dr. Mickley is also the executive director of the Nu Rho Psi, the National Neuroscience Honor Society (see: http://www.nurhopsi.org/drupal/ ).

    Dr. Mickley was selected as the 2008 Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He received the Baldwin Wallace University´┐Żs Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. He also won the Baldwin Wallace University Gigax Award for excellence in research and other scholarly activities.

Questions and answers

Why did you choose to teach at BW?

I love the interaction with our students.

What characteristics distinguish BW from other colleges/universities?

I think the work ethic of our students is one distinguishing factor. Now that we have the science building renovated, we have one of the best undergraduate neuroscience labs in the country.

How do you mentor students?

In many ways but the most fun is hands on experiences in the lab.

What do students like best about your class?

The feedback is that they appreciate the fact that I really want to help them learn.

If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?

Doing brain research.