Dr. Ebony Glover is a graduate of Spelman College and received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She received postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine and was funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) Postdoctoral Fellowship and an NIH Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA). Dr. Glover joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. She gained tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2020.
Research: Dr. Glover directs the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory where she conducts research aimed at understanding biological and environmental factors associated with fear and anxiety behaviors in order to help reduce mental health disparities. Her lab provides a rich learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students. She has trained over 2-dozen student researchers, collecting psychophysical and biological data to study people's risk for developing anxiety-related psychiatric disorders.
Teaching: Dr. Glover has a long record of engaging undergraduate students in experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. She primarily teaches on topics in neuroscience and experimental methods via traditional and hybrid modalities. She has designed numerous laboratory exercises to promote students’ independent thinking, creativity, and discovery.
Leadership and Service: Beyond the classroom, Dr. Glover is an advocate for science education and STEM career development opportunities. She is a sought-after speaker for undergraduate science education programs and regularly serves as an abstract reviewer and judge for undergraduate research conferences across the country. She has helped organize symposia for scientific conferences, served as a peer reviewer for dozens of scientific journals, and served on numerous panels for career development programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral audiences.