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About Rachel E. Bowman

Rachel E. Bowman, Ph.D. is Professor in the Psychology Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University. 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. 

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.


Positions

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

2001 Chronic Stress Events on Female Rats
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - 5F31MH012515-03
$22,862
2000 Chronic Stress Events on Female Rats
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - 5F31MH012515-02
$21,422
1999 Chronic Stress Events on Female Rats
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - 1F31MH012515-01
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Honors and Awards

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

Education

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B.S., Appalachian State University
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M.A., Appalachian State University
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Ph.D., City University of New York
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Contact Information

Psychology Department
Academic Bldg HC 219M
College of Arts and Sciences
203-396-8243

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Contributions to Books (1)

Articles (15)

Presentations (2)