Degrees: Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

Expertise: Neuroscience

Fall 2017 Courses

PS 226-51  DRUGS & BEHAVIOR M W F 9:00 – 9:50 am
PS 326-51  PSYCHOBIOLOGY  M W F   8:00 – 8:50 am
PS 386-51  MIND, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR  T R 9:30 – 10:45 am
PS 426-51  PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY M W F 9:00 – 9:50 am

Fall 2017 Office Hours

Monday        10:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesday        11:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday   10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Other times by appointment

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Neuroendocrinological bases of behavior
  • Psychopharmacology

Recent Research Publications

Murphy, H. M., Ekstrand, D., Tarchick, M., and Wideman, C. H., Modafinil as a Cognitive Enhancer of Spatial Working Memory in Rats. Physiology and Behavior 142: 126-130, 2015.

Wideman, C. H., Cierniak, K. H., Sweet, W. E.,   Moravec, C. S., and Murphy, H. M., An Animal Model of   Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy Utilizing the Social   Defeat Paradigm.  Physiology & Behavior 120:220-227,


Murphy, H. M., Ihekoronze, C., & Wideman, C.H. (2011)  Zolpidem-induced changes in activity, metabolism and anxiety in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 98, 81-86.

Wideman, C.H. & Murphy, H.M. (2009)  Constant light induces alterations in melatonin levels, food intake, feed efficiency, visceral adiposity, and circadian rhythms in rats. Nutritional Neuroscience, 12, 233-240.

Wideman, C. H., Nadzam, G. R., & Murphy, H. M. (2005) Implications of an animal model of sugar addiction, withdrawal and relapse for human health. Nutritional Neuroscience, 8, 269-76.

Murphy, H. M., Wideman, C. H., & Nadzam, G. R. (2003) A laboratory animal model of human shift work. Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science, 38, 316-28.

Murphy, H. M., Wideman, C. H., Aquila, L. A., & Nadzam, G. R. (2002)Telemetry provides new insights into entrainment of activity wheel circadian rhythms and the role of body temperature in the development of ulcers in the activity-stress paradigm. Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science, 37, 228-241.

Murphy, H. M., Wideman, C. H., & Nadzam, G. R. (1998). The role of vasopressin in modulating circadian rhythm responses to phase shifts.Peptides, 19, 1191-1208.

Board Membership

  • Eastern Colleges Science Conference
Professional Organizations
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Psychological Science – Charter Member (Formerly, American Psychological Society)
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience
  • International Brain Research Organization
  • International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • International Union of Physiological Sciences
  •  Kappa Gamma Pi
  •  Midwestern Psychological Association
  •  New York Academy of Sciences
  •  Ohio Academy of Science
  •  Psychonomic Society
  •  Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
  •  Society for Neuroscience
  •  Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
  •  Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
  •  Society of Heart-Brain Medicine – Charter Member
  •  The International Neuropeptide Society – Charter Member
  •  World Federation of Neuroscientists