Brain Thomas headshot

Professor
Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Brian Thomas

Brain Thomas headshotProfessor of Psychology

Post-doc, University of Massachusetts in Amherst
Ph.D., M.S. 
in Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University

Contact:

(440) 826-2165, bthomas@bw.edu 

Dr. Brian Thomas completed the doctoral program in experimental psychology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. His graduate research focused on the neuropharmacology of reward processing. He then served as a post-doctoral researcher in the neuroscience and behavior program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he began investigating how fears are learned and treatments for eliminating fear and anxiety. Since assuming his current position in the department of psychology, Thomas has continued to explore new areas in neuroscience, most recently as an invited researcher at the Max Plank Institute in Dresden, Germany where he participated in research on adult neurogenesis in rats. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he has received both internal and external grant support for it. Lastly, Thomas brings extensive leadership experience to the neuroscience program. He has served in a number of administrative positions with the American Psychological Association and as the chair of the psychology department.