Erica R. Glasper is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience from The Ohio State University. She joined the faculty at UMD in 2011 after completing a UNCF/Merck and a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Her research takes a multidisciplinary approach, using a combination of behavioral paradigms along with neuroendocrine, neuroanatomical, neuroimmune, neurochemical, and pharmacological techniques in three lines of research: 1) neurobiology of paternal experience, 2) neuroprotective role of rewarding social experiences, and 3) enduring consequences of paternal deprivation.

Areas of Interest

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuroendocrinology

Doctoral Programs

  • Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS)


  • PhD
    Psychobiology and Behavioral Neurosceince, The Ohio State University
  • MA
    Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • BA
    Psychology, Randolph-Macon College

Current Students

Dr. Erica R. Glasper
2123M Biology-Psychology Building
Department of Psychology
eglasper [at]
Office Hours
By appointment