Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Academics

Research

Alvin Harmon, Ph.D.

Interim Dept. Head, Science and Health Professions,
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
B.S., Morehouse College (Biology)
Ph.D., Georgia State University (Neurobiology)

Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Phone: 404-756-4056
Office: McMillian Academic Sciences Building, Room 216
Email: aharmon@atlm.edu

Courses Taught:
Principles of Biology I & II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Neurobiology, General Biology I & II, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, Nutrition

Research Interest
My research interests currently involve the examination of the impact of Personal Care Products on Aquatic species behavior and social hierarchy formation. The information provided from these studies, will be used to examine the role of neurochemical messengers in mediating behavior.

Professional Development

Executive Leadership Institute, University System of Georgia - Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA (September 2015- April 2016)
Program Description: The Executive Leadership Institute is a comprehensive 120-hour development program sponsored by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, facilitated by leading experts in leadership. Scholars will enhance their leadership skills to prepare for potential high-level advancement within the System.
Job Shadowing Mentor: Dr. Christopher Blake - President of Middle Georgia State University

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2002-2006)
Concentration: Behavioral Pharmacology
Title: The role of early environmental stress on the endogenous opioid system

Professional Experience
Interim Department Head of Science and Health Professions, 2012-2014
Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Program Coordinator Health Professions, 2010-2012
Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Assistant Professor of Biology, 2007-2012
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Adjunct Faculty, 2003-2007, Devry University

Grantsmanship
Georgia-Alabama, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Georgia-Alabama, LSAMP), $3,000,000+ National Science Foundation, Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) submitted 2013

Young Environmental Scientists: A Model for learning STEM Principles And Skills While Working for a Sustainable Environment, $299,056, National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator (PI), submitted 2012