Angela Vernon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair

Dickmeyer Hall 211


Angela Vernon, who came to Valpo’s psychology department in 1998, has expertise in learning and animal behavior. She received graduate training in biopsychology with particular focus in animal learning and memory. She welcomes interested students into her research program (areas of study include forgetting of stimulus attributes, contextual effects on memory, and conditioned taste aversion). Professor Vernon also explores issues relating to autism spectrum disorders. She is currently conducting research that examines language and social-skill development among children with ASD. Her current course offerings are General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Statistical Methods, and Principles and Applications of Learning. Outside the classroom and lab, Professor Vernon and her husband, Robin, are busy raising their son, Joshua, daughters Natalie and Ashley, and a very rambunctious and lovable dog named Belle.


M.A., Ph.D. – Kent State University (1998)
B.A. – Muskingum College

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Angela Vernon