colby-sawyer faculty

R. Todd Coy

Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-3636 | rcoy@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the Colby-Sawyer faculty in 2005. He received his B.A. from the University of Houston; his M.A. from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, and his Ph.D. from Tufts University. His teaching areas include Biological Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Research Methods and Statistics. His general research interests include the biological basis of behavior and psychopharmacology including drugs of abuse.

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Recent Presentations

  • Coy, R. T. & Kanarek, R. B. (2010, May). "Effects of sucrose on morphine-induced antinociception are not mediated through activational effects of gonadal hormones." Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual Association for Psychological Science conference, Boston, MA.

  • Coy, R. T. Garrioch, L. J., Stein, C. & Pietlicki, B. (2010, May). "Effects of program changes and course sequencing on student outcomes." Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Society for the Teaching of Psychology Institute, Boston, MA.

  • Coy, R. T. & Kanarek, R. B. (2006). "Chronic sucrose intake reduces the antagonistic effects of B-funaltrexamine on morphine-induced antinociception." Nutritional Neuroscience, 9, 131-139.

  • Kanarek, R. B., D' Anci, K. A., Foulds-Mathes, W, Yamamoto, R., Coy, R. T. & Leibovici, M. (2005). "Dietary Modulation of the behavioral Consequences of psychoactive drugs." In H. Leiberman, R. Kanarek and C. Prasad (Eds.), Nutritional Neuroscience: Overview of an Emerging Field. New York: Taylor & Francis.

  • Coy, R. T. & Kanarek, R. B. (2003, February). "Saccharin and sucrose differ in their effects on nicotine-induced antinociception in two strains of female rats." Poster session presented at the 9th annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference, New Orleans, LA.

  • Folds-Mathis, W., Coy, R. T. & Kanarek, R. B. (2002, November). "Chronic ingestion of caloric sweet solutions attenuates the effects of peripheral and central B-FNA administration." Poster session presented at the 32nd annual Society for Neuroscience Conference, Orlando, FL.

  • Yamamoto, R., Coy, R. T., Vitale, M. A. & Kanarek, R. B. (2002, June). "The development of conditioned place preference for fentanyl is enhanced by either access to chronic sucrose solution or peripheral glucose administration." Poster session presented at the 11th annual International Behavioral Neuroscience Society conference, Capri, Italy.

  • Coy, R. T. & Kanarek, R. B. (2002, June). "Chronic sucrose reduces the antagonistic effect of B-Funaltrexamine on morphine-induced antinociception in both female and male rats." Poster session presented at the 11th annual International Behavioral Neuroscience Society conference, Capri, Italy.

  • Coy, R. T. (2001, November). "Chronic sucrose reduces B-Funaltrexamine's effect on morphine analgesia in female rats." Poster session presented at the 31st annual Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Pentel, P. R., Malin, D. H., Ennifar, S., Hieda, Y., Keyler, D. E., Lake, J. R., Milstein, J. R., Basham, L. E., Coy, R. T., Moon, J. W. D., Naso, R. & Fattom, A. (2000). "A Nicotine conjugate vaccine reduces nicotine distribution to brain and attenuates its behavioral and cardiovascular effects in rats." Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 65, 191-198.

Education

  • Ph.D., Tufts University
  • M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • B.A., University of Houston