Nathaniel Stafford

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D.-Psychology (University of New Hampshire); MA-Psychology, Concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience (University of New Hampshire); BS-Psychology (Wright State University)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Statistics Lab


Dr. Nathaniel Stafford's research focuses on the behavioral and neurophysiological responses to stress exposure using rodent and human subjects models. His interests include individual differences in coping strategies, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, and serotonin neurobiology. Dr. Stafford’s current research involves the comparison between rodent ultrasonic vocalizations and human crying as putative coping behaviors during stressful events. His work includes publications in journals such as Behavioural Brain Research, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Physiology & Behavior, as well as several invited book chapters on posttraumatic stress disorder and ultrasonic vocalizations. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Stafford is working on a textbook about the science and nature of the stress response.