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After his 53 years as a faculty member at Kent State University, Professor David Riccio will retire in June 2019.

Over the course of his career, Professor Riccio has taught thousands of students in the classroom, and mentored countless others in research, empowering and encouraging them to realize their potential .

It is fitting to name in his honor a the research laboratory where he has inspired students and conducted his scientific work

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Psychological Science and Health

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Behavioral Neuroscience


Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression.

Please click HERE to visit our page for current updates regarding the upcoming Alumni Reunion to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Our Ph.D. Program!

Save the Date!
June 1 - 3, 2018

Department of Psychological Sciences
Alumni Reunion to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Our Ph.D. Program


KSU Esplanade to Downtown Kent



Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

“The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health research,” said Kent State President Beverly Warren. “With their support, we will continue our multidisciplinary efforts to unlock the secrets of brain function and address the complex interaction of factors contributing to brain health.”