Dr. Mitchell Metzger

Chair
Building: 
Dwight Schar College of Education
Office Number: 
121
Department: 
Phone: 
419.289.5008

Bio

Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling Green State University, and a M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in experimental psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, Dr. Metzger worked for six years as an assistant professor at Penn State, Shenango. He has earned Ashland University’s Mentor Award twice (2006 & 2010), the Outstanding Male Faculty Award (2010), the National Society of Leadership and Success' Excellence in Teaching Award (2010), the Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award (2011) and has twice been nominated for the Taylor Teaching Award. Dr. Metzger’s graduate training was in biopsychology, where he researched animal models of memory function, specifically investigating processes involved in retrograde amnesia. His current research is in the area of memory modulation, and factors involved in forgetting. To date, he has published more than 20 journal articles in such journals as Psychobiology, Physiology & Behavior, Neurobiology of Learning & Memory and Perceptual & Motor Skills. As professional service, he serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals and publishers. Dr. Metzger teaches General Psychology I and II, Introduction to Research Methods, Advanced Research in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Theories and Principles of Learning, Physiological Psychology and Neuropsychology.  From 2009-2012, Dr. Metzger served as the director of the Ashland University in Germany program.

Education

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Kent State University
M.A., Experimental Psychology, Kent State University
B.S., Psychology, Bowling Green State University

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Events

Apr
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The Senior Art Exhibition is the capstone experience for graduating... Read more
Apr
27
What better way to encounter the culture of Latin America... Read more
Apr
29
Ashland University Department of Music presents two student ensemble recitals... Read more
May
4
Ashland University Department of Music presents the annual Variable Winds... Read more
May
30
The third annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference features guest presenters... Read more