Shannon Harding, PhD associate professor of Psychology


  • 1994: College of the Holy Cross (B.A.: Psychology)
  • 1996: University of CT (Masters: Physiology)
  • 2003: NYU / Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Ph.D.: Neuroscience)
In Boston, November 2016

In 2003, I joined the Psychology Department at Fairfield University. I am currently an Associate Professor teaching courses and conducting research in Behavioral Neuroscience. I am also the Co-Director of BASE Camp, a residential science camp for high school girls from Bridgeport, CT., and I teach a summer study abroad course at National University of Ireland at Galway.


Shannon Harding, Ph.D. | Associate Professor | BNW 474 | Psychology Dept. | Fairfield University | 1073 N. Benson Rd. Fairifield, CT | | 203-254-4000 X3193


Research students presenting at the NEURON conference: Qunnipiac University, 2016.

As a Behavioral Neuroendocrinologist, my primary research interests are how hormones work at the level of the brain to influence behavior. I run an active research laboratory with exceptional undergraduate students.

Research Topics / Recent publications


Below is a list of my current course offerings in Psychology and the Honors program, with links to recent syllabi.

  • PY261: Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PY272: Hormones and Behavior
  • PY292: Drugs and Behavior
  • PY361: Senior Seminar: Current Issues in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PY365: Neuroanatomy and Behavior Lecture and Laboratory
  • HR101: Minds and Bodies
  • PY295: Supervised Research
  • PY395: Independent Research
  • PY2XX:


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