Hutchison, Keith A. (Ph.D. 2001, University at Albany-SUNY). Professor and Department Chair. Cognitive psychology: attention, implicit and explicit memory, language, cognitive effects of aging and Alzheimer's Disease. 

Email: khutch@montana.edu Office: Trap 319B Phone: 994-5528 Chair Phone: 994-5174
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 and by appointment


Babcock, Michael A. (Ph.D. 1985, Colorado State University). Professor. Cerebral ischemia, neurobiology of learning & memory, sensation and perception. 

Email: mbabcock@montana.edu Office: Trap 428C Phone: 994-5175
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00 - 9:00 and by appointment


Handley, Ian M. (Ph.D. 2003, Ohio University). Associate Professor. Social psychology: social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, affect and decision-making.

Email: ihandley@montana.edu Office: Trap 322 Phone: 994-6508
Fall 2017 Office Hours: On Sabbatical


John-Henderson, Neha A. (Ph.D. 2014, University of California, Berkeley). Assistant Professor. Health Psychology and Psychoneuroimmunology. Socioeconomic disparities in health, impact of early life experiences on health, influence of social experience on disease risk. 

Email: neha.johnhenderson@montana.edu Office: Trap 305 Phone: 994-7976
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 and by appointment


Meade, Michelle L. (Ph.D. 2003, Washington University in St. Louis). Associate Professor. Cognitive psychology: memory, cognitive aging, collaborative memory, individual difference in performance. 

Email: mlmeade@montana.edu Office: AJMJ 207 Phone: 994-5946
Fall 2017 Office Hours: By appointment


Scott, Brandon (Ph.D. 2013, University of New Orleans). Assistant Professor. Developmental Psychology: anxiety and emotion-regulation in children, individual and contextual factors, and socio-cognitive and health outcomes. 

Email: brandon.scott2@montana.edu Office: Trap 303 Phone: 994-5218
Fall 2017 Office Hours: By appointment


Skewes, Monica (Ph.D. 2006, University of Texas at El Paso). Assistant Professor. Health psychology: addictive behaviors, minority health disparities, substance abuse treatment, harm reduction. 

Email: monica.skewes@montana.edu Office: Trap 320 Phone: 994-3814
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment


Smith, Jessi L. (Ph.D. 2002, University of Utah). Professor. Social psychology: self-regulation of motivation, gender studies, interpersonal and achievement goals, stereotype threat. 

Email: jsismith@montana.edu Office: Trap 428D Phone: 994-5228
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 and by appointment


Associate Teaching Professor

Barnes, Ralph (Ph.D. 2002, The Ohio State University). Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Senior Thesis, History and Systems in Psychology, Research Design & Analysis I. Research Interests: Reasoning, decision making, dynamic social influence. 

Email: ralph.barnes@montana.edu Office: Trap 311 Phone: 994-5172
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays 11:00-12:00, Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00, and Fridays 3:10-4:10, and by appointment


Marchak, Frank M. (Ph.D. 1988, Dartmouth College). Courses Taught: Research Design and Analysis I, Research Design and Analysis II, Sensation & Perception, Psychology of Consciousness, Judgment & Decision Making, Senior Thesis. Research Interests: Cognitive psychophysiology, memory, vision, credibility assessment. 

Email: frank.marchak@montana.edu Office: Trap 309 Phone: 994-6921
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesday 9:00 - 9:45 and by appointment


Senior Lecturer

Heiser, Shawna (M.S. 1997, Montana State University). Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA 2009). Behavior Modification, Psychology of Learning, Field Practicum, Advanced Behavior Analysis. External Web site: www.speciallearning1on1.com

Email: sheiser@montana.edu Office: Trap 307 Phone: 994-4931
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 - 10:50, and 1:30 - 1:50



Burns, Max (M.S. 2015, Montana State University). Research Interests: Masculinity, gender, stereotypes, and sexuality. 

Email: maxwell.burns@montana.edu Office: Trap 325 Phone: 994-3819
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30 and by appointment


Kujawa, Katharine (M.S. 2014, Montana State University). Research Interests: Behavioral neuroscience: anxiety and fear, underlying neurophysiology, production and validation of behavioral paradigms. 

Email: katharine.kujawa@montana.edu Office: Trap 325 Phone: 994-3819
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 11:00 - 11:50 and by appointment


Powell, Suzanna (M.S. 2014, Montana State University). Research Interests: Cognition, memory, animal behavior, and sleep.  

Email: suzanna.powell@montana.edu  Office: Trap 325 Phone: 994-3803
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Fridays 11:00 - 12:00 and by appointment


Wilson, Hannah (M.S. 2016, Walden University). Research Interests: Human sexuality, gender studies, abnormal psychology, and chemical dependency.

Email: hannah.wilson@montana.edu Office: Trap 325 Phone: 994-3803
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 12:30


List of current faculty

Professors Emeritus

Block, Richard A. (Ph.D. 1973, University of Oregon). Emeritus Professor. Cognitive psychology: memory and attention, temporal information processing, psychology of time. block@montana.edu

Lynch, Wesley C. (Ph.D. 1971, University of New Mexico). Emeritus Professor. Psychology of motivated behavior, particularly eating, eating disorders, obesity, and the brain mechanisms of reinforcement. wlynch@montana.edu

Affiliate Faculty

Moore, Colleen . Advanced Research and Design Analysis I, Special Topics: Children and Pollution. colleen.moore1@montana.edu

Retired Faculty (Recent) 

Whitford, Fred (Bill) W.  Introductory Psychology; Abnormal Psychology. whitford@montana.edu.  External Web site: www.whitford-consulting.com


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