Jenny Wiley Named RTI International Senior Fellow

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Jenny Wiley, Ph.D., has been named an RTI International senior fellow by President and CEO Victoria Haynes.

An expert in the field of behavioral pharmacology, Wiley has more than 20 years of academic and research experience.

Her areas of expertise and interest include adolescence, animal models of psychiatric disorders, antipsychotics, preclinical psychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, cannabinoid pharmacology, and drug discrimination.

Wiley currently designs and supervises a program of in vivo research that includes the preclinical evaluation of candidate medications and investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying substance abuse.

"Jenny's distinguished scientific achievements will add considerably to RTI's scientific stature and impact in the areas of pharmacology," said James Trainham, lead and distinguished fellow, vice president of strategic energy initiatives at RTI, and executive director of the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute. "We are fortunate to have someone of her intellect and caliber at our organization."

For 15 years, Wiley served as a professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as a member of the National Institutes of Health-chartered Biobehavorial Regulation Learning and Ethology Scientific Review Committee, and was a board member for the Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology journal.

Wiley is a member of esteemed professional societies such as the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the Society for Neuroscience. She has submitted two invention disclosures in cannabinoid pharmacology.

Wiley is a reviewer for manuscripts submitted to various scientific journals, including the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Psychopharmacology, Behavioural Pharmacology, and Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.

She is the author of numerous book chapters and more than 100 articles and papers. Wiley has been an invited lecturer at conferences and seminars internationally.

Wiley was awarded the American Psychological Association Young Pharmacologist Award in 1996 and received the Pharmacology and Toxicology Student's Choice Professor of the Year Award in 2009.

She earned a doctoral degree and master's degree, both in psychology, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary.

The RTI Fellow Program was established in August 2001 to provide professional opportunities for exceptionally talented staff committed to science, technology, research and policy analysis in support of RTI's mission to improve the human condition. The program has three levels: fellow, senior fellow and distinguished fellow.


  • Jenny Wiley, Ph.D., has been named a senior fellow at RTI International
  • Wiley has more than 20 years of academic and research experience in behavioral pharmacology
  • At RTI, she currently designs and supervises a program of in vivo research