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Southwest Region Vice President Bio
Evan Zucker, PhD
Loyola University (LA)
 
From Rockville, MD, I earned a BS in psychology (University of Maryland, College Park; December 1974), and then an MA in experimental psychology (Emory University; 1980), and a PhD in biopsychology (Emory; 1983). In 1984, after two years at Rollins College, I moved to Loyola University in New Orleans, where I am now a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. I have been the Psi Chi chapter advisor since March 1995. I regularly teach physiological psychology, plus health psychology, environmental psychology, psychopharmacology, and comparative psychology. I oversee the senior research and senior thesis courses, which enable advanced undergraduates to develop their own studies under the supervision of our faculty. Our students’ interests are diverse, so when it comes to student-initiated research, my interests are similarly diverse. My own research centers on social interactions and life histories of nonhuman primates, and I have studied nonhuman primates in captivity and in the wild. Current work with scientists at the Caribbean Primate Research Center addresses relationships between matrilineal status and several reproductive variables in corral-housed female rhesus monkeys. In collaboration with ecologists in Mexico, I have begun exploring black howling monkey health, habitat quality, and reproductive parameters. To date, I have published approximately 50 articles and book chapters, and presented over 100 papers and posters at professional conferences, including many at SWPA and SEPA. I have served on two editorial boards and actively review for several journals, including the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

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