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
View my Curriculum Vitae
Office phone: (540) 365-6947
Office: Room 115 Garber Hall
Teaching at Ferrum since: 2011
Psyc 206 General Psychology
Psyc 306 Research Methods I
Psyc 333 Biological Psychology
Research & Projects:
St. Peters M, Demeter E, Lustig C, Bruno JP, & Sarter M. (2011). Enhanced control
of attention by stimulating mesolimbic-corticopetal cholinergic circuitry. J Neurosci,
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 interests: Behavioral and neurobiological functions of cognition in rodent
models of aging, dementia, schizophrenia, PTSD, and TBI
kayaking, hiking, camping, playing with my dog Bella, cooking (particularly desserts!),
sewing and designing clothes and home furnishings