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Graduates of the Experimental Program: 2002-present
- David Austin, Ph.D., Instructor, University of Denver
- Carol Borden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University
- Kimberly Christopherson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Morningside College
- Bridget Hanson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
- Brett Holfeld, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Victoria
- Alison Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
- Brent King, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adams State University
- Betsi Little, Ph.D., Professor & Chair of Psychology, Trinity Lutheran College.
- Kevin Montes, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Loyola Marymount University
- Patricia Moulton, Ph.D., Executive Director, North Dakota Center for Nursing
- Karyn Plumm, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
- Dmitri Poltavski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
- Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Saint-Francis University
- Kathryn Woehl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Valley City State University
Comments from a Former Student
Coming to UND I had the goal of becoming a faculty member at a small, private liberal art institution that had a primary focus on undergraduate student learning, but also offered me opportunities to pursue some of my own research interests. I managed to find this place in Morningside College in Sioux City.
UND's G/E psych program prepared me well for this type of institution in a variety of ways:
The generalist approach gave me content familiarity in several areas outside of my primary research interest, preparing me well for a school where I would be expected to teach many different courses (general psychology, developmental, abnormal, cognitive, experimental, capstone, professional development, etc.).
The TA program and especially the Teaching Track option gave me experience in teaching not only lab sections but my own sections as the instructor of record. I also had the opportunity to work with my own UGTA's in this program.
Not only did I get to teach my own courses, but the teaching track provided important knowledge and skills in how to teach and improve student learning at the college level.
The flexibility of faculty allowing their graduate students to work with multiple faculty was very useful and allowed me to gain research experience not only in one particular area, but to research different interests. I never felt like I exclusively "belonged" to a particular faculty member.
The quality of my faculty advisor and the instructors of my courses were great. I learned a lot and for the most part I always felt that the instructors and my advisor were approachable when I struggled. Many became friends and colleagues.
Finally, the opportunities for graduate students to get involved in the administration and committee elements of the department were very useful. I learned about university and college politics by being my class rep during faculty meetings, I learned curriculum issues and gained some chair experience during my time on the departmental curriculum committee. These opportunities prepared me for work as a full-time faculty member.
– Kimberly Christopherson, Ph.D.