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About Rachel E. Bowman

Dr. Bowman loves teaching and enjoys the challenge of integrating her areas of research expertise into the classes she teaches. Dr. Bowman maintains an active program of research and views research with students as an extension of her teaching. Several of her past student research assistants have presented at conferences, as well as been co-authors on peer-reviewed manuscripts. She encourages interested psychology and neuroscience students to come and speak with her about possible research opportunities. 

Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center – CUNY (Hunter College); MA and BS, Appalachian State University.

Teaching: Dr. Bowman teaches in both the traditional and online formats. Aside from supervising student capstone research projects, she regularly teaches: Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Research, Brain & Behavior, Advanced Psychological Research.

Research: Dr. Bowman is interested in how stress, of different durations, affects memory and how these stress-induced memory alterations are different for male and female rats. She is also interested in sex-dependent stress effects on anxiety and depression-like behaviors, as well as how these responses can be attenuated by environmental enrichment.

Off campus, Dr. Bowman stays busy juggling the demands of academia and family life, including husband, kids, dog, guinea pig, and chickens. Her interests are varied and include reading, organic gardening & composting, the seasons, family, and the small details of everyday life. 


September 2016 - Present Professor Psychology, Sacred Heart University Psychology Department
August 2016 Associate Professor Psychology, Sacred Heart University Psychology Department

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Representative Title IX Committee for Athletics
  • 2016 Professor Award

Contact Information

Psychology Department
Academic Bldg HC 219M
College of Arts and Sciences


Contributions to Books (1)

Articles (14)

Presentations (1)