Steering Committee

The bulk of the workload in the BNS program is by shouldered by the six members of the BNS Steering Committee (BNS-SC). The BNS-SC faculty advise students in the BNS program and participate in regularly scheduled BNS student activities. In addition, the steering committee meets each semester for the purposes of programmatic oversight and review. The BNS-SC is comprised of:

Richard H. Melloni Jr, PhD
Program Director, Psychology
r.melloni@neu.edu

Joseph Ayers, PhD
Academic Experiential Education Advisor, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Heather Brenhouse, PhD
Psychology

Fred Davis, PhD
Biology

James Monaghan, PhD
Biology

Rebecca Shansky, PhD
Psychology

Jade Zee, PhD
Associate Director/Head Advisor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty

 
Jennifer Pirri, PhD
Faculty Advisor and Assistant Teaching Professor

Jamie Bunce, PhD
Lecturer

Other Faculty

In addition to the BNS-SC, members of the College of Science faculty are affiliated with the BNS program. Their role in the BNS program includes teaching core and elective courses in the major and student oversight in laboratory research projects/initiatives. These members include:

Craig Ferris, PhD
Psychology

Denise Jackson, PhD
Psychology

Frank Naarendorp, PhD
Psychology

Don O’Malley, PhD
Biology

Rebecca Rosengaus, PhD
Biology

Robert Sikes, PhD
Physical Therapy

Arman Stepanyants, PhD
Physics

Dagmar Sternad, PhD
Biology

Gunter Zupanc, PhD
Biology