Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair

Dr. Mitchell Metzger

Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and
Dwight Schar College of Education
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003. Has served as chair for the Department of Psychology since 2007 and has served as chair of Criminal Justice and Social Work since 2016
  • Teaches General Psychology I, Introduction to Research Methods, Advanced Research in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Theories and Principles of Learning, Physiological Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • Graduate training was in biopsychology, where he researched animal models of memory function, specifically investigating processes involved in retrograde amnesia. Current research is in the area of memory modulation, and factors involved in forgetting
  • Has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in such outlets as Psychobiology, Physiology & Behavior, Neurobiology of Learning & Memory and Perceptual & Motor Skills and serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals and publishers
  • 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


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

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