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Heather Molenda-Figueira


Following her postdoctoral fellowship at Michigan State University, Heather Molenda-Figueira joined the Department of Psychology in 2011. Professor Molenda-Figueira teaches Animal Behavior, Research Methods in Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Psychology of Sexual Behavior. She collaborates with undergraduates in helping them to develop a number of research skills including animal surgeries, behavior testing and analysis, neuroanatomy, histology and scientific manuscript preparation. Her main area of research focuses on how endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect the brain and behavior.  


UW-Stevens Point University Award for Excellence in Teaching – 2024

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Neuroscience and Behavior Minor

SCI D241


Ph.D. - Neuroscience and Behavior
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.S. - Biopsychology and Cognitive Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology of Sexual Behavior
Research Methods in Psychology
Psychoactive Drugs and Behavior