Amy Lauer, Ph.D.


Associate Professor and Chair, Psychological Science Department
Phone: (414) 930-3347
Office: Fidelis Hall 331


  • Indiana University, Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • DePauw University, B.A. in Biology, minor in German

Courses Taught:

Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology of Learning, Psychopharmacology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Introductory Psychology

Presentations & Publications:

Lauer, A.L. (2022) Using Flip: Going beyond traditional online discussions. Poster presented at Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Annual Conference on Teaching; Pittsburgh, PA

Flora, K.C. & Lauer, A.L. (2017) Enhancing research self-efficacy of undergraduate psychology majors through scaffolded undergraduate research. Symposium presented at the 2017 Assessment Institute; Indianapolis, IN

Flora, K.C., Bromley, J.L., & Bracken, A.L. (2015) But the internet said so: Information literacy in the 21st century. Symposium presented at Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting; Chicago, IL

Flora K.C., Bromley, J.L., & Bracken, A.L. (2012) Using the familiar to teach the unfamiliar: active learning strategies in research methods. Symposium presented at Society for the Teaching of Psychology - Best Practices Conference; Atlanta, GA

Bracken, A.L., Chambers, R.A., Berg, S.A., Rodd, Z.A., & McBride, W.J. (2011) Nicotine exposure during adolescence enhances behavioral sensitivity to nicotine during adulthood in Wistar rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 99, 87-93

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the APA)
  • Midwestern Psychological Association

About me:

I’m a trail runner and a cyclist, so you can often find me outdoors enjoying the fresh Wisconsin air. I’m a sports fan (especially for my hometown Indiana Pacers), a travel enthusiast, and a novice golfer. My favorite podcasts are Hidden Brain, Radiolab, and Office Ladies. I live with my engineer husband and our rescue dog in Wauwatosa.

I think the brain is incredibly fascinating, and I love sharing my excitement about it!  Please reach out any time if you want to connect!