Department of Psychology

Ebony Glover

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4021
Phone: 470-578-6225


Dr. Ebony Glover, Ph.D. received a M.A. degree in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2010 from Emory University Laney Graduate School in the Neuroscience & Animal Behavior Program. She completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2013 and a NIH Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) in 2014. In the fall of 2014, Dr. Glover transitioned as Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Psychology. Here, she is building a collaborative neuroscience-based research and teaching laboratory. Dr. Glover’s research broadly seeks to understand the interaction of sex on basic cognitive functions (such as attention, learning and memory) and affective behaviors (such as fear and anxiety) on emotion regulation.

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS Glover, E.M., Jovanovic, T., & Norrholm, S.D. (2015). Estrogen and Extinction of Fear Memories: Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment. Biological Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print].

Fani, N., King, T.Z., Brewster, R., Srivastava, A., Stevens, J.S., Glover, E.M., Norrholm, S.D., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J., Jovanovic, T. (2015). Fear-potentiated startle during extinction is associated with white matter microstructure and functional connectivity. Cortex, 64, 249-259.

Norrholm, S.D., Glover, E.M., Stevens, J.S., Fani, N., Galatzer-Levy, I.R., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J., Jovanovic, T. (2014). Fear load: The psychophysiological over-expression of fear as an intermediate phenotype associated with trauma reactions. Int J Psychophysiol [Epub ahead of print].

Stevens, J.S., Almli, L.M., Fani, N., Gutman, D.A., Bradley, B., Norrholm, S.D., Reiser, E., Ely, T.D., Dhanani, R., Glover, E.M., Jovanovic, T., Ressler, K.J. (2014). PACAP receptor gene polymorphism impacts fear responses in the amygdala and hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 111(8), 3158-63.

Glover, E.M., Mercer, K.B., Norrholm, S.D., Davis, M., Duncan, E., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J., & Jovanovic, T. (2013). Inhibition of fear is differentially associated with cycling estrogen levels in women. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 38(5), 341-8.

Davis, T. A., Jovanovic, T., Norrholm, S. D., Glover, E. M., Swanson, M., Spann, S., & Bradley, B. (2013). Substance use attenuates physiological responses associated with PTSD among individuals with co-morbid PTSD and SUDs. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Suppl 7, S7-006-.

Stevens, J.S., Jovanovic, T., Fani, N., Ely, T.D., Glover, E.M., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J. (2013) Disrupted amygdala-prefrontal functional connectivity in civilian women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(10), 1469-1478.

Fani, N., Gutman, D., Tone, E., Almli, L., Mercer, K.B., Davis, J., Glover, E., Jovanovic, T., Bradley, B., Dinov, I., Binder, E., Ressler, K.J. (2013). FKBP5 modulates attention bias for threat: associations with hippocampal function and morphology. JAMA Psychiatry,70(4), 392-400.

Glover, E.M., Jovanovic, T., Mercer, K.B., Kerley, K., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J., & Norrholm, S.D. (2012) Estrogen levels are associated with extinction deficits in women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 72(1):19-24.

Jovanovic, T., Ely, T, Fani, N., Glover, E.M., Gutman, D., Tone, E., Norrholm, S.D., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J. (2012). Reduced neural activation during an inhibition task is associated with impaired fear inhibition in a traumatized civilian sample. Cortex, 49(7), 1884-91.

Fani, N., King, T., Jovanovic, T., Glover, E.M., Bradley, B., Ely, T., Gutman, D., Ressler, K.J. (2012). White matter integrity in highly-traumatized adults with and without post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(12), 2740-6.

Glover, E.M., Phifer, J.E., Crain, D. F., Norrholm, S.D., Davis, M., Bradley, B., Ressler, K.J., & Jovanovic, T. (2011). Tools for translational neuroscience: PTSD is associated with heightened fear responses using acoustic startle but not skin conductance measures. Depression & Anxiety, 21(12),1058-66.

Glover, E.M., Ressler, K.J., & Davis, M. (2010). Differing effects of systemically administered rapamycin on consolidation and reconsolidation of context vs. cued fear memories. Learning & Memory, 17(11),577-581.

Glover, E.M., Davis, M. (2008) Anxiolytic-like effects of morphine and buprenorphine in the rat model of fear-potentiated startle: tolerance, cross-tolerance, and blockade by naloxone. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 198(2),167-80.