Dr. Wesley Beckwith

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A. Coe College
M.S., Ph.D. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis 

Dr. Beckwith specializes in how the brain underlies different behaviors and thought processes. He is interested in how prefrontal areas of the brain contribute to decision making and self-control. Moreover, his research focuses on how these factors intersect with drug and alcohol abuse using a variety of models and research paradigms, and he maintains an active research mission that has a high degree of student involvement.  


Introduction to Biological Psychology, Drugs & Behavior, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning & Memory, Cognition, and Experimental Design & Statistical Analysis I & II