Darby Hawley, PhD

Darby Hawley

Contact:

Office Address: HINTN H323
Phone: (281) 649-3168

dhawley@hbu.edu
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

  • Ph.D., Development and Cognitive Neuroscience,  University of Houston
  • M.A., Development and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Houston
  • B.A. in Biopsychology, Randolph-Macon College

Courses Taught

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Research Techniques and Procedures
  • Experimental Psychology
  • General Psychology

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hawley’s primary teaching focus is on introducing undergraduate and graduate students to the techniques of experimental design and the biological underpinnings of psychology.  Her areas of specialization are functional neuroanatomy, pharmacology, and research techniques.

Publications

Select publications:
  1. Hawley, D.F. & Leasure, J.L. (2011). Region-specific responses of the hippocampus to chronic unpredictable stress. Hippocampus, 22, 1338-1349.
  1. Hawley, D.F., Bardi, M., Everette, A., Higgins, T., Tu, K., Kinsley, C. & Lambert, K. (2010). Neurobiological constituents of active, passive, and variable coping strategies in rats: Integration of regional brain neuropeptide Y levels and cardiovascular responses. Stress, 13, 172-183.

Additional Information

Dr Hawley is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Neuroscience, and International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.  Her research interests include chronic stress, coping strategies, and hippocampal neurogenesis.