J. Mark Cleaveland

Associate Professor and Chair of Psychological Science
Mark Cleaveland wearing a light teal collared shirt and an olive colored jacket against a gray background.

J. Mark Cleaveland earned his BA in Biology from Brown University and his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Duke University. At Brown he was first introduced to behavioral ecology by Douglas Morse, and at Duke he worked with Carl Erickson studying aie aie’s and in John Staddon’s lab studying pigeons and budgerigars. Finally, before coming to Vassar, Prof. Cleaveland served as a wissenschaft mitarbeiter (postdoc) in the lab of Juan Delius at the University of Konstanz, Germany. At Vassar his research is in the area of comparative psychology, and he teaches courses in psychology and neuroscience.

BA, Brown University; PhD, Duke University
At Vassar since 2003


Olmsted Hall of Biological Sc
Box 298


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