Darragh P. Devine, Ph.D.

Dr. Devine is the Director of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 1982, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in 1988, and a doctoral degree from the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology of Concordia University in 1993. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan, and then joined the faculty of the University of Florida, Department of Psychology in 1998. His research on the neurobiology of stress and self-injurious behavior has earned funding from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Cure Autism Now Foundation/Autism Speaks, the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs, and others.

Dr. Devine has been recognized twice as Teacher of the Year for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2003 and 2012), and as HHMI Distinguished Mentor (2012). He has also been recognized as a “You Made a Difference” Professor (2001) and as the Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professor (2010-2011). In addition, Dr. Devine was a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
University of Michigan, School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Mental Health Research Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan,
supervisors: Huda Akil, Ph.D. & Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Psychology
Concordia University
Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology
Montréal, Québec, Canada
thesis advisor: Roy A. Wise, Ph.D.
Master of Arts (M.A.), Psychology
Carleton University
Department of Psychology
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
thesis advisor: Nicholas P. Spanos, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Psychobiology
Concordia University
Department of Psychology
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Diplôme d’études collégiales (D.E.C.), Social Sciences
Dawson College C.E.G.E.P.
(college de l’enseignment general et professionnel)
Montréal, Québec, Canada