Dr. Aneeq Ahmad

Professor of Psychology
Ellis College

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Ahmad completed his Ph.D. in behaviral neuroscience and became interested in the development of the mammalian visual system. He then carried out his fellowship at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and moved to Henderson in 2001. Dr. Ahmad thoroughly enjoys teaching and doing research with his undergraduate students. Undergraduate research spans a wide spectrum of ideas ranging from looking at coping mechanisms from stress to working memory during noise.

Last year Dr. Ahmad spent his Sabbatical teaching in Pakistan at GC University, Lahore, and spent considerable amount time with master and doctoral students working on their theses. Three of the Ph.D. students have completed their work or are in the process of doing so.

Very recently, Dr. Ahmad was offered the opportunity to work with the financial committee of the Southwestern Psychologial Association (SWPA) and serve as a consulting editor to the Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (PJSCP).

Selected Works:

Williamson, W. P., Hood, R. W., Jr., Ahmad, A., Sadiq, M., & Hill, P. C. (in press). The Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale: Cross-cultural application, validity evidence, and relationship with the Big 5 factor markers. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture.

Williamson, P., & Ahmad, A. (2007) Survey Research and Islamic Fundamentalism: A Question about Validity. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 2(2), 155-176.

Ahmad, A., Momenan, R., van Gelderen, P., Moriguchi, T., Greiner, R. S., & Salem, N. (2004) Gray and white matter brain volume in aged rats raised on n-3 fatty acid deficient diets. Nutritional Neuroscience 7(1):13-20.

Ahmad, A., Moriguchi, T., and Salem, N. (2002). Decrease in neuron size in DHA-deficient brain. Pediatric Neurology, 26(30), 210-218.

Ahmad, A., Murthy, M., Greiner, R., Moriguchi, T., and Salem, N. (2002). Loss of Brain Docosahexaenoate Leads to Alterations in Hippocampus Morphology. Nutritional Neuroscience, 5(2), 103-113.

Salem, N., Moriguchi, T., Greiner, R. S., McBride, K., Ahmad, A., Catalan, J. N., and Slotnick, B. (2001) Alterations in brain function after loss of docosahexaenoate due to dietary restriction of n-3 fatty acids. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 16 299-307.

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