Jennifer McGee

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jennifer McGee is a behavioral psychopharmacologist with a focus on the neuroanatomic pathways that code for the experience of reward.  Dr. McGee’s current interests have broadened to include an investigation into the role of social media on the development of electronic nicotine delivery systems (also know as vapes) as well as a developing research agenda regarding the attitudes and perspectives surrounding the use of psychedelics. McGee is constantly trying to learn how to improve the learning experience for undergraduates in psychopharmacology courses and has applied her scientific training to develop best practices for college instructors.

 

McGee’s courses include Drugs and Behavior, Introduction to Quantitative Theory and Methods, and introductory courses in psychology and neuroscience.  She frequently oversees students in self-directed studies on individual topics and she is a participating faculty member in the Oxford Research Scholars program.  Recently, she has been working with students to replicate existing research in psychology, with the goal of contributing invaluable data regarding the reproducibility of work that is commonly cited.

 

A frequent presenter and panelist at academic conferences, McGee is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Society for Neuroscience, and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

 

McGee earned her AA in Liberal Arts from Bucks County Community College and a BA in psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience magna cum laude from George Washington University.  She then earned her MA and PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior at Emory University.  McGee has taught at Oxford College since 2011 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2014.


Education

AA| Bucks County Community College| 2004

BA| George Washington University| 2006

MA| Emory University| 2009

Ph.D.| Emory Univeristy| 2013

Courses Taught

QTM 100, Biological Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Research Methods in Psychology, Drugs and Behavior