Facebook pixel Michael M. Folkerts | Pepperdine University | Seaver College Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Seaver College
faculty image not available

Michael M. Folkerts

Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 222


  • PhD, Neuroscience, U.C. Davis
  • MA, Biological Psychology, Wayne State University
  • BA, Psychology, Hope College
  • BS, Biology, Hope College


  • Gurkoff G, Gahan J*, Rahil B*, Ghiasvand T*, Hunsaker R*, Van K, Feng J, Berman R, Lyeth B, Folkerts M (2013). Evaluation of metric, topological and temporal ordering memory tasks after lateral fluid percussion injury. J Neurotrauma. 30:292-300.
  • Erbes S, Folkerts M, Gergis C*, Pederson S*, and Stivers H*(2010). Understanding How Cognitive Psychology Can Inform and Improve Spanish Vocabulary Acquisition in High School Classrooms. Journal of Instructional Psychology, June 2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p120-132.
  • Folkerts M.M., Parks E.A.*, Dedman J.R., Kaetzel M.A., Lyeth B. G., and Berman R.F (2007). Phosphorylation of Calcium Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II following Lateral Fluid Percussion Brain Injury in Rats. J Neurotrauma. 24(4): 638-650.
  • Hallam T.M., Floyd C.L., Folkerts M.M., Lee L.L.*, Gong Q.Z., Lyeth B.G., Muizelaar J.P., and Berman R.F. (2004). Comparison of behavioral deficits and acute neuronal degeneration in rat lateral fluid percussion and weight-drop brain injury models. J Neurotrauma. 21(5):521-539.


  • Biochemistry (Calcium mediated proteins: CaMKII)
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neuroanatomy (Cortex and Hippocampus)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Psychopharmacology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Comparative Animal Behavior
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Introduction to Psychology