Vincent Markowski

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 141

Vince Markowksi has been a member of Geneseo faculty since September, 2010.

For more information, view Vincent Markowski's CV.

Office Hours

Office hours vary by semester, but are typically held on Mon. Tues. and Thurs.

Areas of Interest

  • Neuro-toxicology
  • Behavioral toxicology
  • Psychopharmacology

Research Interests

  • effects of drugs and environmental toxicants on early brain development and behavior


Portrait of Vince Markowski

Curriculum Vitae


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Toxicology Training Program, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Sep 1993- Aug 1997

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, 1988-1993

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Psychology, 1984-1988

Recent Courses Taught

  • Biopsychology

  • Research Methods

  • Drug Therapy

Selected Publications

  • Markowski, V.P., Miller-Rhodes, P., Cheung, R., Goeke, C., Pecoraro, V., Cohen, G., & Small, D.J. (2017) Motor deficits, impaired response inhibition, and blunted response to methylphenidate following perinatal exposure to decabromodiphenyl ether. Neurotoxicology & Teratology. 63: 51-59.

  • 2. Popescu, M., Thompson, R.B., Gayton, W.F. & Markowski, V.P. (2016) A reexamination of the neurorealism effect: the role of context. Journal of Science Communication. 15(6): A01-08.

  • 3. Miller-Rhodes, P., Popescu, M., Goeke, C. Tirabassi, T., Johnson, L. & Markowski, V.P. (2014) Prenatal exposure to the brominated flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) impairs measures of sustained attention and increases age-related morbidity in the Long-Evans rat. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 45: 34-43.


  • NEUR 233: Intro Neuroscience & Behavior

    This course will apply principles of neuroscience to examine human and animal behavior. With a focus on the mammalian brain, molecular, cellular, and systems-level perspectives will be surveyed with an emphasis on synaptic processes such as neurotransmitter production, release, reuptake, ion channels, and G-protein receptors. The field's history from ancient Greece to modern times will be presented. Major topics include the structure of individual neurons, how they communicate, and are arranged to form a nervous system. Sensory system functions, organization of voluntary movement, neurobiology of human behavior, and nervous system modifications by the environment will also be explored.

  • NEUR 488: Exp: Science of Cannabis
  • PSYC 251: Intro to Behavioral Res Method

    A systematic study of the principles of research design and methods. Topics include scientific methods of descriptive, correlational, basic experimental, quasi-experimental, and single-subject approaches, issues of validity and experimental control, ethical considerations, and skills in accessing and using psychological literature, critical reading, and scientific writing using American Psychological Association style.

  • PSYC 331: Topic: Drug Therapy

    An advanced course examining aspects of neural function and neurochemical influences on human and animal behavior, with an emphasis on evaluation of contemporary research. Typical offerings include topics on hormones, drugs of addiction, psychoactive drug treatments, and neurotoxicology.