James Koch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
Office: Clow Faculty 20
Phone: (920) 424-2303
Dr. Koch received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from St. Louis University in 1990, followed by postdoctoral appointments at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York and Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia before joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 1996. His background is in physiological psychology with a focus on the behavioral neurology of eating and drinking. The primary research emphasis in the lab examines the potential for cannabinoid antagonists to affect the intake of various foods and palatable solutions. Ongoing studies present opportunities for graduate and undergraduate psychology students to receive training in cannula implantation, central and peripheral drug administration and data collection and analysis. A newly developing line of research involves the impact of eating-related visual and olfactory stimuli on human physiological and psychological functions.