Luke Ayers

Luke W. Ayers, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise:
  • Psychology & Mental Health
  • Health Sciences

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience (2013)
    University of Delaware (DE)

About Me

In 2013, I joined Widener's Psychology Department as a full-time faculty member. My courses aim to provide students with a foundation in the biological basis of behavior, with specific focus on sensory perception, motor control, learning and memory, emotions, and psychiatric disorders. My research career has focused on the biological basis of learning and memory, fear and anxiety behavior, and compulsive drug seeking. I am a proud member of the Widener community and truly enjoy my career here. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Neuroscience (SFN)


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