Professor Penny Seymoure came to Carthage in 2000 from the University of Denver, where she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow and research consultant. Prior to that, she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver.
Prof. Seymoure’s research interests include the lifespan consequences of neonatal intervention on the development of gonadal and stress hormone systems in rodents. She is currently working with students to examine the consequences of acute stress on recognition memory for neutral and social information in young adult male rats. In 2005, she began a second line of research examining the effects of deforestation of the southern cone forests in South America for local and tourist development and the impact of this development on the cultural, psychological, and medical practices of the Mbya Guarani people.
She earned her Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her M.A. and B.A. in psychology and experimental psychology from California State University-Stanislaus. Read more
"Dr. Seymoure shows a passion for her studies and her students. She is always willing to sit down and discuss something with you whether it relates to a course or not. I have loved every course I have taken with her and look forward to more."
Tristin Nyman, '13
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