Graduates of the Experimental Program
- David Austin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Northwest College
- Kyle Bernhardt, Ph.D., Human Factors Engineer, Boeing
- Carol Borden, Ph.D., Behavioral Health, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
- Kimberly Christopherson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Morningside University
- Travis Clark, Ph.D., Instructor, University of North Dakota
- Kelly Cuccolo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Alma College
- Kathryn Feltman, Ph.D., U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
- Wendy Fisher, Ph.D. Research Data Analyst, University of North Dakota
- Bradlee Gamblin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University
- Richard Grove, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
- Bridget Hanson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
- Brett Holfeld, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Kelly Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland College Park
- Alison Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
- Brent King, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western Oregon University
- Betsi Little, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Palomar College
- Eevett Loshek, Ph.D., Lecturer, Indiana University East
- Christopher Mark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Salem State University
- Kevin Montes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University Dominguez Hills
- Patricia Moulton, Ph.D., Executive Director, North Dakota Center for Nursing
- Karyn Plumm, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Success, University of North Dakota
- Dmitri Poltavski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
- Kaitlin Rhyner, Ph.D., Behavioral Researcher, Northrop Grumman
- Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- Carolyn Uhl, Ph.D., Director for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, St. Norbert College
- Karen Vanderzanden, Ph.D., Research Analyst, Center for Rural Health
- Stephanie Weigel, Ph.D., Director of Assessment and Institutional Research, Northcentral University
- Kathryn Woehl, Ph.D., Professor/Assistant VPAA, Valley City State University
Message 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.