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Michael Kerchner

Associate Professor of Psychology

Washington College

F21 Class of 1996

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Michael Kerchner, graduated with a B.S. in psychology in 1978 from American International College in Springfield MA. His graduate degrees were earned at Lehigh University in 1984 (M.S.) and 1988 (Ph.D.). From 2002-03, Mike was an NRC Post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. Army Military Institute of Chemical Defense. His research interests span such topics as the hormonal regulation of behavior, rodent chemo-communication, psychopharmacology, developmental neuroanatomy, neuroprotection and comparative psychology. In 1998, Mike was the recipient of the Washington College Alumni Award for distinguished teaching. Since the inception of the Washington College undergraduate behavior neuroscience program in 1993, Mike has served as and advisor to students who are pursuing the psychology department's neuroscience concentration. He has supervised over 80 undergraduate senior thesis projects and co-authored numerous student poster presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) and various regional undergraduate research conferences. In addition, he is a founding member and past President of the local campus chapter of Sigma Xi, Mike is a member of the PKAL F21 class of 1996, and the current President of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.