Barbara Oswald

Barbara Oswald

Assistant Professor

574 Mosler Hall
513-785-3275
oswaldbb@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • National Institution of Environmental and Health Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Duke University, Department of Psychiatry, Durham, NC
  • Ph.D., Behavioral Pharmacology, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • M.S., Behavioral Pharmacology, Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.A., Psychology, Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 112: Foundational Experiences in Psychology
  • PSY 251: Introduction to Biosychology
  • PSY 294: Research Design & Analyses II 
  • PSS 401: Capstone in Psychological Science (Topic: Psychophysiology)

Research Interests

Neurobiology of learning, memory, and addiction
The scholarship of teaching and learning

Representative Publications 

Oswald, B. B. (under review). Topical Modules Can Increase Learning and Course Satisfaction in a Combined Statistics/Research Methods Course in Psychology. Submitted to Teaching of Psychology, July 14, 2017 

Oswald, B. B., *Beck, K., *Fernandez, G. M., *Raker, E., & *Sciaccotta, F. (under review). Effects of Drug-Ethanol Combinations on Ethanol Self-Administration, Motor Coordination, and Cognition in C57BL/6J Mice. Submitted to Alcohol, June 13, 2017 

Oswald, B. B., Walton, A. J., Campbell, D. G., & Seufert, R. L. (in press). Coordinating veterans services on campus can increase satisfaction in student veterans. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 

Oswald, B.B. & *Dougherty, A. (in press). The impact of a one-hour research laboratory in an undergraduate introduction to psychology course. In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2016-17. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

Oswald, B. B. & Weidner, K. (2017). Developing and Sustaining a Student-Driven Learning Center in Psychology on a Regional Campus. In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2015-16. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

 Ward, R. M., Oswald, B. B. & **Galante, M. (2016). Prescription stimulant misuse, alcohol use, and disordered eating among college students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 60(2), 59-80.

Oswald, B. B. (2016). A SWOT analysis and outcomes assessment of a student-driven learning center for psychology on a regional campus. AURCO Journal, The Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio, 22, 179-201.

Oswald, B. B., *Maddox, S. A., *Herbst, M. R., & Powell, D. A. (2015). Muscimol infusions to infralimbic cortex impair extinction but not acquisition of a trace conditioned eyeblink conditioned response in rabbits. Psychology & Neuroscience, 8, 114-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100355.

Oswald, B. B., *Corner, A. C. (2013). Rodent models of adolescent drug and alcohol self-administration: implications for understanding adult substance abuse. Journal of Addiction and Prevention, 1(1), 1-14.

Professional Service

Committees

Member, Membership Committee, American Psychological Association, Division 2 Teaching of Psychology

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Addiction and Prevention
  • Journal of Stress and Traumatic Disorders

Guest Reviewer (2017)

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Advances in Aging Research
  • WW Norton Publishing