Ph.D., Baylor University, 2004
M.A., Baylor University, 2001
B.A., University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1995
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1977
Dr. Riley began teaching at Baylor in 2001 as a graduate student. Prior to coming to Baylor, he was an officer in the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of Major. Dr. Riley enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, as well as teaching scuba diving and reading.
In the lab of our former chair, Dr. Jim Diaz-Granados, Dr. Riley's dissertation investigated the influence of a chronic nicotine exposure during adolescence on a subsequent withdrawal from alcohol dependency in adulthood. The primary focus of Dr. Diaz-Granados's laboratory was the investigation of developmental, behavioral, and neurochemical aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction, using rodent models to elucidate the effects of alcohol abuse.