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									CURRICULUM VITAE June 2008 BRIAN LEE THOMAS Assistant Professor and Chairman Department of Psychology Baldwin-Wallace College 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017-2088 Phone: (440) 826-2165 Fax: (440) 826-8549 ________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Post-Doctoral Research Associate, September 1999-August 2002 Specialty: Learning and Cognition Research: Animal models of the acquisition and elimination of anxiety disorders. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX Doctor of Philosophy, 2001 Major: Experimental Psychology Specialty: Learning and Cognition Dissertation title: Determinants of the spaced-trial partial reinforcement extinction effect in pigeons. Directed by: Dr. Mauricio R. Papini Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX Master of Science, 1997 Major: Experimental Psychology Specialty: Learning and Cognition Thesis title: Effects of shifts in intertrial interval on performance under massed and spaced training in rats. Directed by: Dr. Mauricio R. Papini Ball State University, Muncie, IN Bachelor of Science, 1995 Major: Psychology and Pre-Medicine Ateneo de Manila, Quezon City, Philippines Foreign exchange scholar, 1994 Major: Psychology and Pre-Medicine ________________________________________________________________________

TEACHING POSITIONS Assistant Professor Baldwin-Wallace College (2002-present) Adjunct Instructor University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2001) Mount Holyoke College (2000-01) Smith College (2000-01) University of North Texas (1998) Texas Christian University (1996-97) Teaching Assistant Texas Christian University (1995-99) ________________________________________________________________________ RESEARCH POSITIONS Director of the Animal Learning and Cognition Lab, Baldwin-Wallace College (2003-present) Invited Researcher for Dr. Gerd Kempermann, Center for Regenerative Therapies (2008) Post-Doctoral Researcher for Dr. John J.B. Ayres, Univ. of Massachusetts (1999-2002) Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Mauricio R. Papini, Texas Christian Univ. (1995-1999) Research Assistant for Dr. Diana Godish, Ball State University (1995) ________________________________________________________________________ PEER REVIEWER Journals: Learning & Behavior Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes International Journal of Comparative Psychology The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Learning and Motivation Books: Columus Humanitatem: Essays on Human Nature and Nurture. M.R. Papini editor. Psychology. By R.A. Griggs. Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology (2nd ed.) By R. Garrett Psychology (1st Ed.) By Schachter, Gilbert and Wegner ________________________________________________________________________

GRANTS RECEIVED Gigax Travel Grant (2008). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College $2000.00 Faculty Summer Grant (2006). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $4000.00 Faculty Multimedia Grant (2004). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $1000.00 OTRP Instructional Research Award (2004). Awarded by The Society for the Teaching of Psychology, APA Division 2. $1500.00 Faculty Summer Grant (2004). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $4000.00 Gund Student-Faculty Grant. (2003). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $3000.00 Faculty Multimedia Grant (2003). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $1000.00 Faculty Summer Grant (2003). Awarded by Baldwin-Wallace College. $4000.00 TCU-RF grant (1998). Awarded by Texas Christian University. $3000.00 ________________________________________________________________________ PUBLICATIONS Thomas, B.L., Vurbic, D. and Novak, C. (in print). Extensive extinction in multiple contexts eliminates renewal of conditioned fear in rats. Learning and Motivation. Thomas, B.L. (2008). Learning. In Maher, D. and Alexander, T. (Eds.) Psychology: Discovering the Universe Within (2nd Ed.). (pp 195-228). Pearson: Los Angeles, CA. Thomas, B.L. (2006). Learning. In Vukov, B. (Ed.), Psychology: Exploring Our Universe Within. (pp. 195-231). Pearson: Los Angeles, CA. Thomas, B.L. (2006). Learning and Memories: An animated introduction to how new information is acquired and stored. Part 1: beginnings. http://homepages.bw.edu/~bthomas/Learning_and_Memories/ Thomas, B.L., Longo, C.L. & Ayres, J.J.B. (2005). Thwarting the Renewal (Relapse) of Conditioned Fear with the Explicitly Unpaired Procedure: Possible Interpretations and Implications for Treating Human Fears and Phobias. Learning and Motivation, 36, 374-407. Boughner, R.L., Thomas, B.L. & Papini, M.R. (2004). Effects of nonreinforced preexposure to the context on autoshaping in rats: methodological implications for demonstrations of latent inhibition. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 17, 168-184 Thomas, B.L. & Ayres, J.J.B. (2004). Use of the ABA renewal paradigm to assess the effects of extinction with co-present fear inhibitors or excitors: Implications for theories of extinction and for treating human fears and phobias. Learning and Motivation, 35, 22-52.

Thomas, B.L., Larsen, N.J. & Ayres, J.J.B. (2003). Role of context similarity in ABA, ABC and AAB renewal paradigms: Implications for theories of renewal and for treating human phobias. Learning and Motivation, 34, 410-436. Thomas, B.L. and Papini, M.R. (2003). Mechanisms of spaced-trial runway extinction in pigeons. Learning and Motivation, 34, 104-126.

Papini, M. R., Thomas, B. L., & McVicar, D. G. (2002). Between-subject PREE and within-subject reversed PREE in spaced-trial extinction with pigeons. Learning and Motivation, 33, 485-509. Rauhut, A.S., Thomas, B.L. & Ayres, J.J.B. (2001). Treatments that weaken Pavlovian conditioned fear and thwart its renewal in rats: Implications for treating human phobias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 27 (2), 99-114. Thomas, B.L. & Papini, M.R. (2001). Adrenalectomy eliminates the extinction spike in autoshaping with rats. Physiology & Behavior, 72, 543-547. Thomas, B.L., Huneycutt, D., & Papini, M.R. (1998). Reward magnitude, but not time of day, influences the trial spacing effect in autoshaping with rats. Physiology & Behavior, 65 (3), 423-427. Papini, M.R., & Thomas, B.L. (1997). Spaced-trial operant learning with purely instrumental contingencies in pigeons (Columba livia). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 10 (3), 128-136.

________________________________________________________________________ MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW Thomas, B.L. & Papini, M.R. (In review). Asymmetric Effects of Shifts in Intertrial Interval Length. Behavioral Processes. Thomas, B.L., Vurbic, D. & Novak, C. (in review). Unconditioned Stimulus Intensity Influences the Ability of an Explicitly Unpaired Procedure to Thwart the Renewal of Conditioned Fear in Rats. Learning and Motivation Thomas, B.L., Novak, C., Radic, T. & Goodwin, S. (in review). NMDA receptor activity influences the explicitly unpaired extinction and renewal of fear in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION Thomas, B.L., Wheeler, J. & Novak, C. (in preparation). Spatial separation of water and food does not influence the development of schedule-induced polydipsia. Thomas, B.L., Jang, D. and Ayres, J.J.B. (In preparation). Retroactive revaluation in an odor-taste conditioning paradigm. ________________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (*denotes primary presenter) Thomas, B.L.* (2008). Acquisition, Extinction and Relapse of Fear. Poster presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany. July. Thomas, B.L.* (2008). Training Procedures That Eliminate Conditioned Fear in Rodents and prevent Fear Relapse. Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany. July. Damas, S.M.*, Thomas, B.L., & Novak, C. (2008). The Effects of WIN 55,212-2 and AM404 on Extinction and Renewal in a Fear Conditioning Model. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL, May. Damas, S.M.* & Thomas, B.L. (2007). The effects of WIN 55,212-2 and AM404 on extinction and renewal in a fear conditioning model. Paper presented at the Ohio Undergraduate Psychological Research Conference, Hiram, OH, April. Reichert, S.E.* & Thomas, B.L. (2006). Extinction of a conditioned fear response during anesthesia. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Behavioral Sciences, Alliance, OH, April 22. Damas, S.M., Ironmonger, K.*, Herd, M*., Radinson*, I., Novak, C.L. & Thomas, B.L. (2006). Reward magnitude and trial spacing modulate autoshaped barpressing in rats. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Behavioral Sciences, Alliance, OH, April 22. Cutler, M.J.*, Novak, C.L. & Thomas, B.L. (2006). Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Behavioral Sciences, Alliance, OH, April 22. Damas, S.M.*, Novak, C.L. & Thomas, B.L. (2006). US Habituation does not cause retroactive revaluation of a conditioned fear response. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Behavioral Sciences, Alliance, OH, April 22. Damas, S.M.*, Novak, C.L. & Thomas, B.L. (2006). Extinction of fear in rats does not depend on long-term habituation. Paper presented at the Ohio Undergraduate

Psychological Research Conference, Berea, OH, April 8. Cutler, M.J.*, Novak, C.L. & Thomas, B.L. (2006). An investigation of the effects of contextual stimuli during treatment with the explicitly unpaired procedure. Paper presented at the Oho Undergraduate Psychological Research Conference, Berea, OH, April 8. Shai, K.M., Vurbic, D., Froelich, A.A. & Thomas, B.L.* (2004). Intermingled and Unpaired, but not Successive Unpaired, Presentations of Conditioned and Unconditioned Stimuli Thwart Renewal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL, May 27-30. Wickham, J.L.M, Vurbic, D., Froelich, A.A., Rosenblum D.E. & Thomas, B.L.* (2003). The Role of Context Similarity in ABA, ABC, and AAB Renewal Paradigms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society, Bloomington, IN, September 25-27. Boughner, R.L., Thomas, B.L & Papini, M.R.* (2002). CS- and context-preexposure effects in autoshaping with rats. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Chicago, IL, August 23-25. Boughner, R.L., Thomas, B.L & Papini, M.R.* (2001). Signal- and context-preexposure effects in autoshaping with rats. Paper presented at the Spanish Society for Comparative Society meeting. San Sebastian, Spain. Papini, M.R.* and Thomas, B.L. (2000). Neurochemical analysis of the spaced-trial PREE in pigeons. Paper presented at the International Society for Comparative Psychology meeting. Warsaw, Poland. Stout, S.C, Thomas, B.L. & M.R. Papini*. (1999). Can spaced-trial instrumental extinction in rats and pigeons be explained by the same process? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Los Angeles, CA. Thomas, B.L. (1999). Cross-species comparisons of adjustment to surprising nonreward. Invited presentation given to the Neuroscience & Behavior program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amhest, MA. Papini, M.R.*, Stout, S.C., & Thomas, B.L. (1999). Consequences of surprising nonreward in pigeons. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Spanish Society for Comparative Psychology. Baeza, Spain. Thomas, B.L.* & Papini, M.R. (1999). Context manipulations influence the size of the trial spacing effect in autoshaping with rats. Paper presented at the sixth annual conference on comparative cognition (CO3). Melbourne, FL. Thomas, B.L.* & Papini, M.R. (1998). Dissociation of reward-schedule effects in

pigeons (Columba livia). Poster presented at the tenth annual conference of the American Psychological Society. Washington, D.C. Thomas, B.L.* & Papini, M.R. (1997). Arousal and the trial spacing effect in autoshaping with rats. Paper presented at the Southwestern Comparative Psychological Association's annual conference. Fort Worth, TX. Thomas, B.L.* & Papini, M.R. (1997). Nonparadoxical extinction in pigeons (Columba livia). Paper presented at Psi Chi's eighth annual convention. Fort Worth, TX. Godish, D.*, & Thomas, B.L. (1995). Techniques for the staining and counting of airborne pollen. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Indiana Academy of Sciences. Indianapolis, IN. ________________________________________________________________________

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT Principles of Psychology (110) Principles of Neuroscience (250) Evolutionary Psychology (261) Statistics (279) Behavior modification (326) Psychology of Learning (327) History and Systems of Psychology (412) ________________________________________________________________________ COLLEGE SERVICE Faculty Affairs Advisory Committee (Cassandra August, Chair) Class Schedule Edit Committee (Guy Farish, Chair) Faculty Senate (Tom Sutton, Chair) Psychology Department Chairman Academic Services advisory board (Ken Atchinson, Chair) PSI CHI faculty advisor Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor Program Coordinator Neuroscience curriculum committee (Andrew Mickley, Chair) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Michael Kovach, Chair) College Personnel Committee Class Schedule Process Improvement Team (Andrew Mickley) Honors Committee (Sabina Thomas, Chair) Faculty Information Technology Council (Ken Atchinson, Chair) Salary & Budget Committee

COMPUTER SKILLS Programming languages BASIC PASCAL HTML JAVA MedState Notation

Software expertise Microsoft Office Suite SPSS for Windows Delta Graph Harvard Graphics ________________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Eastern Psychological Association American Psychological Society Southwestern Comparative Psychological Association Southwestern Psychological Association Sigma Xi Psi Chi

________________________________________________________________________ OTHER ACADEMIC HONORS Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2007) Gigax Faculty Scholarship Award (2005) Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2005) Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004) Ida M. Green Scholarship recipient (1995) TCU graduate assistantship (1995-1999) BSU undergraduate research fellowship (1994) BSU Junior Marshall (1994) Dean's List (1991-1995) Who's Who Among American College Students (1992) BSU Presidential Scholar (1991) Farm Bureau Scholar (1991)

Kiwanis International Scholar (1991) Citizen's scholar (1991)


								
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