Faculty Profile

Matthew Kreitzer


Natural Sciences


Dr. Matthew Kreitzer joined Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Natural Sciences in Fall 2003 after completing his Doctorate in Biological Sciences, focusing on Neurobiology, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At IWU, Dr. Kreitzer teaches anatomy and physiology courses for Applied Health and Fitness majors as well as introductory biology and upper division anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience courses for Biology majors.

Dr. Kreitzer teaches a novel interdisciplinary neuroscience course with Jason Runyan D. Phil, from IWU’s Division of Behavioral Sciences, which introduces students to neuroscientific and philosophical foundations while engaging current literature examining neuropsychological abilities such as learning and memory, volition, perception, and religious experience.

Mentoring the Next Generation of World Changers

Dr. Kreitzer has a passion for mentoring students in undergraduate research.

Since 2009, he has been a part of a research effort funded by the National Science Foundation examining regulation of neuronal communication using visual processing in the retina as a model system. This research experience has involved nearly 50 undergraduate students resulting in numerous research presentations (multiple presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience Conference) and several research manuscripts (published in the PLOS One, Journal of General Physiology, Journal of Neurophysiology, European Journal of Neuroscience & Visual Neuroscience). 


University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003


Olivet Nazarene University, 1999