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Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Talk: Dr. Matt Roesch

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The University of Maryland Office of Faculty Affairs recently named Department of Psychology (PSYC) Professor Matthew Roesch a 2022-2023 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, an award presented each year to a select few senior, tenured faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship.

As a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Roesch will receive a $5,000 honorarium and give a talk titled “This is your brain after drugs: Long-term influences on neural signals that underlie good decision-making” on Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Room 1103 of the Bioscience Research Building.

Roesch received both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, then came to Maryland in 2004 for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He acted as an assistant professor at the school for two years before joining BSOS' Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) in 2009.

Roesch is also a member of the Brain and Behavior Institute—a campus-wide endeavor housed in the College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences (CMNS) and supported financially by the Office of the Provost, UM Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Development, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Division of Research, CMNS, A. James Clark School of Engineering, BSOS, the School of Public Health, College of Education, and College of Arts and Humanities—and also runs a lab that seeks to understand the parts of the brain that play a part in reinforcement learning, reward-guided decision-making, and executive control, as well as how those parts are impacted by drug addiction and aging.


Bioscience Research Building

Room 1103, Bioscience Research Building


College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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