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About Mitchell Metzger, PhD

Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a Professor of Psychology at Ashland University, where he was hired in 2003 and has served as the department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, and an M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in Experimental Psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, he was an Assistant Professor at Penn State, Shenango for six years.
Dr. Metzger’s graduate training was in biopsychology, where he researched animal models of memory function, specifically investigating processes involved in retrograde amnesia, the forgetting of stimulus attributes, and thermoregulatory tolerance. He continues to study memory and forgetting processes, and has recently been interested in the study of individual's attitudes toward the use of animals in biomedical and behavioral research. He has published in such journals as Psychobiology, Physiology & Behavior, the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, the Journal of General Psychology, the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), and the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Dr. Metzger teaches a variety of courses including Introductory and Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Theories and Principles of Learning, Physiological Psychology, and Neuropsychology.


Present Professor and Chair, Psychology Department, Ashland University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award, 2011
  • Outstanding Male Faculty Award, Ashland University, 2010
  • Mentor Award, Ashland University, 2010
  • National Society for Leadership & Success Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Mentor Award, Ashland University, 2006
  • Lenord Riforgioto Teacher of the Year Award, Penn State, Shenango, 2000
  • Graduate Student Research Award, Kent State University, 1994

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Memory Modulation (3)

Face Recognition (5)

Animal Models of Memory (1)

Animal Research Attitudes (2)

Memory (1)