Dr. Andrew Gall

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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 Andrew Gall joined the Psychology Department faculty in fall 2015. He is a behavioral neuroscientist and teaches classes on psychology and neuroscience. His research interests primarily focus on understanding the neural mechanisms and functions of sleep and circadian rhythms.

Andrew loves educating students about psychology, inspiring students to become enthusiastic about neuroscience and researching the complex relationship between the brain and behavior. He is also thrilled to be a part of a growing neuroscience program at Hope and hopes to instill the love of science in all of his students.


Andrew specializes in behavioral neuroscience by studying the biological bases of behavior. His expertise is focused on understanding the influence of light on circadian rhythms, and he is especially interested in species-differences in the brain between animals that are diurnal (day-active) and those that are nocturnal (night-active).


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology & Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, 2015
  • Ph. D., psychology, University of Iowa, 2011
  • M.A., psychology, University of Iowa, 2006
  • BS, psychology, University of Iowa,  2003

honors and awards

  • NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2013-2015
  • NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) from the National Institutes of Health, 2012
  • Research Merit Award, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, 13th Biennial Meeting, 2012.

selected publications

outside the college

Andrew is married to Heather and has two children, Addilyn and Stella. He enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, and going to the beach.

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Dr. Andrew Gall

Phone Number616.395.7729

Schaap Science Center 1157 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423