Edward H. Yeterian (Ed)

Professor of Psychology; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 1998-2010 (Retired)

Office: Davis Science Center 309 [ campus map ]
Box 5566

Phone: 207-859-5566
Fax: 207-859-5555
Mailing Address:
5566 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8855


B.S. (Psychology) Trinity College, Hartford
M.A. (Experimental Psychology), University of Connecticut
Ph.D. (Physiological-Comparative Psychology), University of Connecticut
Postdoctoral Fellow (Neurology and Neuroanatomy), Harvard Medical School

Areas of Expertise

  • Functional and anatomical organization of the forebrain in nonhuman primates
  • Human neuropsychology and human brain-behavior relationships
  • Neural processes underlying sensorimotor integration, cognition, and emotion

Professional Information

Professor Ed Yeterian is the Interim First-Year Pre-Health Advisor. After forty years as a faculty member and administrator at Colby, Ed continues to advise new students interested in health careers. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, he earned masters and doctoral degrees in experimental and physiological-comparative psychology from the University of Connecticut. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in neurology and neuroanatomy at Harvard Medical School, he was a member of Colby's psychology-neuroscience faculty from 1978-2018. Ed served as psychology department chair for twelve years, and as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty for twelve years. Ed developed the position of first-year advisor for health professions to help ensure that new students balance their pre-professional preparation with their broader educational goals. In addition to advising for health professions, Ed is a Research Scientist in Psychology actively involved in human brain imaging studies in the psychiatry departments of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His ongoing projects include mapping structural brain pathways involved in language processes, obsessive-compulsive disorder, voluntary motor behavior, and addictions.


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