Hugh H. Riley, Ph.D.

Hugh H. Riley, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director
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Senior Lecturer

Undergraduate Program Director


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.

Academic Interests and Research

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.

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • PSY/NSC 1101 - New Student Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience
  • PSY 1305 - Introductory Psychology
  • PSY/NSC 3320 - Learning and Behavior
  • PSY/NSC 3120 - Laboratory in Learning and Behavior
  • PSY 3321 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3380 - Forensic Psychology
  • PSY/NSC 4317 - Neuroscience Literature
  • PSY 4355 - Psychology and Aging
  • PSY/NSC 5320 - Learning and Behavior Theory