Eastern Michigan University
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The Psychology Department would like to welcome our new faculty members,
Dr. Joseph Breza and Dr. Chong Man Chow.



Joseph Breza

Assistant Professorbreza

Dr. Breza uses a neurophysiological approach for the study of neural function and behavior. He completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Florida State University in 2003. His Undergraduate honors thesis focused on measurements of human cortical activity during facial recognition.
He also completed his Master's (2008) and Doctoral degrees (2011) at Florida State University, where he used a rat model to study the influences of temperature, MSG, fat, and preservatives on taste processing.
For his postdoctoral work at Ohio State University, Dr. Breza used transgenic mice to identify and control brainstem circuits that control feeding behaviors.





Chong Man Chow

Assistant Professor


Chong Man Chow received his B.A. in Psychology from University of Memphis in 2005 and Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. Trained as a developmental psychologist, his research interests revolve around friendships and romantic relationships among adolescents and young adults. In addition, he has strong interests in applied statistics, including Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), to dyadic and longitudinal data. Prior to his appointment at Eastern Michigan University, he served as an assistant professor of psychology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.