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Meghan Kahn Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Co-Coordinator Psychology Program

Crestview Hall 011
Phone: (812) 941-2174
mckahn@ius.edu

Biography

As co-coordinator of the Psychology program, I advise students who are considering the Psychology BA, the Psychology BS, or the Neuroscience BS. I am always happy to discuss major or minor options, course selections, internships, careers, or graduate programs. The fields of psychology and neuroscience are constantly growing and I am excited about new areas for research or topics for classes.

I am also the chair of the IU Southeast Safezone committee, which works to create a supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA communities. 

I am a working mother of two. As a faculty member and program co-coordinator I try to support other parents in balancing their academic or professional goals while caring for their families. 

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Psychology
  • Masters

    • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, United States
    • Master of Arts, Major in Psychology
  • Bachelors

    • Alfred University, Alfred, United States
    • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, Minor in Biology

Professional Interests

Teaching

I regularly teach Research Methods and Statistics I and II, the Senior Seminar capstone class, Psychology of Learning, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

 

I also enjoy teaching Sensation and Perception, Applied Research, and Psychobiology, Self, and Society. 

Research

My main research interests are in animal cognition and behavioral neuroscience. I am currently conducting research into the memory and olfactory processes of homing pigeons and the brain areas relevant to memory. If you are a student who is interested in becoming involved in this research, I would be happy to meet with you and discuss research opportunities.

Hobbies/Interests

When I am not working or taking care of my children I enjoy bird watching, cooking, and anything that gets me outdoors. 

My interests in food, neuroscience, and nurturing the development of my children have led me to investigate more about the microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live in our bodies - especially our guts - and can have profound effects on our psychological functioning and health). 

The area of neuroethics is something else that has drawn my attention lately. As neuroscientists gain more understanding of how our nervous system functions and develop new ways to control the nervous system through medications and/or devices, neuroscience is pushing traditional definitions of personhood, responsibility, blame, and even life. 

Campus Events

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

All day event

Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

All day event

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

All day event

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

August 26th, 2018

All day event

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

All day event

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