Addictive Behavior/Addictions, Psychology/Mental Health
Brain development, Drug effects on brain, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Brain disorders, Stress
Department: Psychological Sciences
Office Phone: 303-615-0760
Linda Lockwood, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise include brain development, drug effects on the brain, neuropsychology, neuroscience, brain disorders and stress. She currently teaches Behavioral Neuroscience.
Lockwood has taught part time, temporarily and full time at MSU Denver since 1992. She also worked as a consultant for the Colorado Department of Education and briefly taught at the University of Colorado Denver. Lockwood has been presented with the Excellence in Teaching award from the Psi Chi National Honor Society-Metro Chapter. She also received the Honor Society Outstanding Faculty (Full-Time) award from the Golden Key Honor Society. Lockwood is a member of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.
She has published work in the Charter School Governing Board Training Handbook and the Charter School Best Practices Handbook for the Colorado Department of Education. Her other publications range in topics: psychology, child development, neuroscience and teaching. Her research is focused on instructional strategies to improve student learning while becoming a master teacher. Lockwood’s current research project is titled “Brain Training Impacts on Learning Skills.”
Lockwood received her doctorate and master’s in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994 and 1992, respectively, and a bachelor’s in Psychology magna cum laude from MSU Denver in 1989. She holds a Quality Matters certificate from MSU Denver and a certification in Distance Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.