Brian Nolan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology



  • North Campus 138B
  • Quincy
  • IL
  • 62301


  • 217-228-5432 x3039

Other information

Dr. Nolan earned his B.S. degree from Grand Valley State University in 1996 (Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Psychology) and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa in 2004 where he studied the role of the cerebellum in classical conditioning. Since that time, he has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Lawrence University and at Creighton University, and had conducted postdoctoral research at Queens College (City University of New York) and Arizona State University. His postdoctoral research focused on the neurobiology of drug addiction. Dr. Nolan is currently interesting in examining patterns of misuse of prescription medications and the impact of "energy drinks" on behavior and cognitive performance.  His CV is available HERE.

Courses: Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100), Psychopharmacology (PSY 372), Sensation and Perception (PSY 300), Cognition (PSY 321), Learning (PSY 324), Neuropsychology (PSY 350), Animal Behavior (PSY 273)