Rachel E. Bowman, Ph.D.
Dr. Rachel Bowman stays busy juggling the demands of academia and family life. She has a great husband, two really cool daughters, and a cute (but not overly smart) dog. Her interests are varied and include reading, organic gardening & composting, the seasons, family, and the small detail s of everyday life.
Rachel very much enjoys teaching and likes the challenge of integrating her areas of research expertise into the classes she teaches. Rachel 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 students to come and speak with her about possible research opportunities.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center – CUNY (Hunter College)
- MA and BS, Appalachian State University
- Introduction to Psychology
- Experimental Research
- Brain & Behavior
- Advanced Psychological Research
Dr. Bowman teaches in both the traditional and online formats. Aside from supervising student capstone research projects, she regularly teaches:
Research Interests and Grants
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.