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About Neil Greenberg

Neil Greenberg received his doctorate from Rutgers University where he studied at both the Department of Zoology and the Institute of Animal Behavior. From work on reptile ethology at Rutgers, Greenberg moved to Paul D. MacLean's Laboratory of Brain Evolution and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health. While there he was also appointed a Research Associate at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. In 1978, Greenberg joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee. He is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and enjoys adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Psychology. Greenberg is also Chairman of the University Studies Program, a university-wide interdisciplinary faculty development program.
Greenberg has had several principal investigator and co-principal investigator grants from NIH and NSF to conduct basic research on the neuroendocrine causes and consequences of social stress. Greenberg is also the architect and director of the Threshold Program, a major curriculum revision integrating hands-on research and teaching for honors students funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1995 with a seed grant of 1.4 million dollars. In 1999 co-chaired the Provost's Focus area in Intellectual and Cultural Expression (ICE), a 4 year program to foster interdisciplinary course development, research and creative activity, and grant development.
In 1992, Greenberg was awarded the University Studies Scholar's Award, acknowledging excellence in transdisciplinary research and teaching. Two years later he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The citation of appointment reads, in part, ". . . for exemplary ethological research on the causes and consequences of social behavior and for innovative efforts to illuminate the relations between biology and the humanities."
These diverse activities are unified by an appreciation for the power of interdisciplinary activities to foster personal growth within a culture of collaboration.


Present Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Present Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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Theoretical Neurobiology (2)

Neuroscience and Art (1)

Recent Works (1)

Neuroscience and Education (2)

Physiological Ethology (2)

Ethological Considerations in Experimental Study (1)

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