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Timothy Schoenfeld, Ph.D.

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Dr. Timothy Schoenfeld joined the faculty at Belmont University in the fall of 2017 after a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University in 2012.  He teaches Animal Learning and Conditioning and Physiological Psychology primarily, but his teaching interests also include Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Stress and Mood, and Neuroplasticity.  Dr. Schoenfeld researches how neurogenesis and other plastic mechanisms within the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of rats mediate stress and mood disorders (models of depression, anxiety, and PTSD) and behavioral flexibility.  

He is a distance runner (see you in the mornings on the roads around campus!), an avid tennis player, and loves traveling and exploring the outdoors with his wife and pup.