Jennifer R. Yates

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of the Neuroscience Program



B.S., University of Dayton
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Jennifer Yates has been a member of the department since 2008. She is the department’s neuroscientist, interested in neurotrauma. Specifically, Yates investigates the mechanisms of damage after spinal cord injury. The courses she teaches include: Introduction to Psychology, Clinical Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Laboratory in Physiological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, and Topics in Neuroscience.

Every fall, Yates walks 50 miles in a weekend to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Research Interests: Yates is interested in the mechanisms of secondary pathology after spinal cord injury, particularly in the mechanisms of further injury that are mediated by the immune reaction to a primary spinal cord injury. She investigates the pathological processes that happen and therapeutic intervention in these processes that may spare motor, sensory, and cognitive functions after neurotrauma.

Contact Info


Phillips Hall #52
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3814