Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of Neurosciences


B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Areas of Expertise

Neuroscience (brain & behavior); Drugs & Behavior; History of Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine

Teaching Areas

Neuroscience; Drugs & Behavior; History of Psychology; Personality Theories

Can Provide Commentary on These Issues

Drug addiction/opiate addiction crisis
Psychoactive drugs (recreational and/or therapeutic use)
current topics include vaping, marijuana
Neuroscience topics: can give biological explanation for a behavior, mental, or neurological disorder. The latter includes diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, strokes)
Hot topics like the use of neuroscience in the judicial system (e.g., from a developing brain standpoint, should teens be tried as adults for serious crimes?)

Other Information

Schmied's publications are mostly related to issues around stress and health (older), and history of psychopharmacology/psychology. Her most recent publication is The Advance of Neuroscience.