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About Jeffrey R. Stowell

Jeffrey Stowell earned his PhD in Psychobiology from The Ohio State University. He is a Professor and the assistant chair of the Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) where he teaches courses in biological psychology, sensation & perception, learning, and introductory psychology. He has published articles in Teaching of Psychology, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, and other teaching-related journals on the use of technology in teaching. He presents regularly at regional psychology conferences and mentors undergraduate and graduate student research. He participated in the 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline. He received the Society for Teaching of Psychology (STP) Early Career Teaching Award and served as STP’s Internet Editor for 8 years.  At EIU, he has earned the honors of Professor Laureate, Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, 3-time winner of the Psi Chi Chapter Faculty of the Year Award, and the College of Sciences’ highest awards in four different areas (teaching, research, service, and overall).


Present Professor, Eastern Illinois University Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Midwestern Psychological Association
Present Member, Society for the Teaching of Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Professors of the Year Award Nominee (2011)
  • Dept. of Psychology Spencer-McGown-Wilson Outstanding Faculty Award (2010)
  • EIU Achievement and Contribution Award (Balanced) (2010)


  • Introductory Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Learning, Sensation & Perception
  • Controversial Topics in Psychology


1999 PhD, Ohio State University ‐ Psychology
1996 MS, Brigham Young University ‐ Psychology
1993 BS, Brigham Young University ‐ Psychology

Contact Information

Office: 1055 - Physical Science
Phone: 2175812279

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