Classes and information sessions for Summer college students are taught by regular full-time Drew faculty and professional staff. The course material presented to students is usually drawn from first-year college courses, so that the students have a genuine experience of college-level work. The courses emphasize experiential learning, classroom discussion, and intellectual engagement, some of the hallmarks of a liberal arts education at Drew.
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Biography: Graham Cousens is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Drew and is a member of the Neurosciences Program. His research focuses on the neural substrates of learning and memory. He earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2002, and his dissertation dealt with contributions of two brain regions involved in emotion (the amygdaloid complex and orbital frontal cortex) to olfactory learning. Prior to arriving at Drew in 2007, Dr. Cousens was a post-doctoral fellow in neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine and at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cousens teaches several courses in both the psychology and neuroscience programs, including Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Learning and Memory, and Cognitive Neuroscience.