Barbara Oswald is associate professor and lead departmental advisor for the BA in Psychological Science in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology, Drugs and Behavior, Research Design and Analyses, and upper-division and capstone courses. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the neurobiology of learning, memory, and addiction, most recently examining the effects of stress on risky drug and alcohol use. She also studies best practices of teaching and learning, especially the benefits of experiential and applied learning. She regularly mentors undergraduate students in research and teaching experiences, and has received commendations and awards for teaching, advising, and service.