Megan St. Peters

Megan St. Peters

Assistant Professor of Psychology
School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies

  • PhD, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
  • MA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
  • BS, University of the Ozarks, Clarksville AR

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Email: mstpeters@ferrum.edu
Office phone: (540) 365-6947
Room 115 Garber Hall
Teaching at Ferrum since: 2011

Courses taught:
  • Psyc 206 General Psychology

    Psyc 306 Research Methods I

    Psyc 333 Biological Psychology

  • St. Peters M, Demeter E, Lustig C, Bruno JP, & Sarter M. (2011). Enhanced control of attention by stimulating mesolimbic-corticopetal cholinergic circuitry. J Neurosci, 31, 9760-71.

    St. Peters M. & Sarter M. (2010). Cognition enhancers versus stimulants. In N.J. Wesensten (Ed), Stimulant medications to sustain cognition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

    Martin MM, Winter SS, Cheatwood JL, Carter LA, Jones JL, Weathered SL, Wagner SJ, & Wallace DG. (2008). Organization of food protection behavior is differentially influenced by 192 IgG-saporin lesions of either the medial septum or the nucleus basalis magnocellularis. Brain Research, 1241: 122-35.

    Wallace DG, Martin MM & Winter S. (2008). Fractionating dead reckoning: role of the compass, odometer, logbook, and home base establishment in spatial orientation. Naturwissenschaften, 95 (11): 1011-26.

    Martin MM & Wallace DG. (2007). Selective hippocampal cholinergic deafferentation impairs self-movement cue use during a food hoarding task. Behavioural Brain Research, 183 (1): 78-86.

    Martin MM, Horn KL, Kusman KJ, & Wallace DG. (2007). Medial septum lesions disrupt exploratory trip organization: Evidence for septohippocampal involvement in dead reckoning. Physiology and Behavior, 90 (2-3): 412-24.

    Wallace DG, Choudhry S, & Martin MM. (2006). Comparative analysis of movement characteristics during dead reckoning based navigation in humans and rats, Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120 (4): 331-344.

Research & Projects:

Research interests: Behavioral and neurobiological functions of cognition in rodent models of aging, dementia, schizophrenia, PTSD, and TBI

Personal Interests:

kayaking, hiking, camping, playing with my dog Bella, cooking (particularly desserts!), sewing and designing clothes and home furnishings