Department of Psychology

Ryan M. Colclasure, M.S.
Mr. Ryan Colclasure

Psychology Instructor
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
1219 QC Complex
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-762-3999 Ext. 62349

Additional Information


As an undergrad at Knox College and Carl Sandburg College, Ryan earned degrees in both Psychology and Biology.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology from Western Illinois University, where he studied psychostimulant behavioral profiles in the laboratory, as well as cognition and neuroscience.

Teaching Areas:

Ryan teaches the following courses at WIU Quad Cities campus and online:

  • Child Development (Psy 221)
  • Physiological Psychology (Psy 343)
  • Fundamentals of Learning and Behavior (Psy 340)
  • Behavior Modification (Psy 442)
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion (Psy 346)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Psy 100)

Other Activities:

Ryan’s areas of emphasis in psychology include Cognitive Neuroscience: the biological processes behind thought and motivation. Previous research centers on the investigation and augmentation of attentional processes, and personality measures.

He is the faculty advisor to the WIU-QC Psychology Club, member of the Higher Learning Commission Persistence and Completion Academy, Co-chair of the WIU-QC Research & Scholarship Symposium, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.