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Todd Knealing

Associate Professor of Psychology; Department Chair

Department: Department of Psychology
Phone: 712-279-5470
Office Location: Heelan Hall 375


  • Education: Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2002;
  • M.S., St. Cloud State University, 1998;
  • B.A., University of Minnesota at Morris, 1995
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University, 2003-2006


Dr. Knealing teaches courses on introductory psychology, experimental psychology, learning and memory, psychopharmacology, drugs and society, history and systems and global society.

Dr. Knealing's primary research interests are in the areas of behavioral pharmacology and behavior analysis. Much of his published research has focused on drug abusing populations. He has experience in assessing effectiveness of treatment programs, analyzing program costs, assessing risky sexual behavior, designing quasi-experimental and experimental research and in conducting statistical analyses.

Dr. Knealing has published in numerous journals, including Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Substance Use and Misuse.

Outside of school, he really enjoys science fiction and horror movies, and admits he has built up a decent-sized collection.