Montana State University

Department of Psychology

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-3801
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 319 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Keith Hutchison
khutch@montana.edu

Dept Administrative Associate

Brenda Lewis
psydept@montana.edu

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Psychology Student News

April, 2015. Congratulations to Max Burns, Katie Garrison, and Travis Whitaker on successfully defending their Master's Thesis!!!!

March, 2015. Congratulations to Lindsey Whitcomb, MSU Psychology Undergraduate, for receiving a Presidential Emerging Scholar Grant from MSU!!

March, 2015. Congratulations to Summer Whillock, recipient of this year's Outstanding Psychology Undergraduate Award!!! 

Pre-2015 news

Psychology has two 2012 awardees of Women's Center Students of Achievement, for outstandingly promoting diversity and equality, demonstrating leadership abilities, excelling in school work, and serving as strong roles models for peers. Conrad Burbank, a starting offensive lineman for the Bobcats for four years worked as an advocate and educator for MSU's Victim Options in the Campus Environment (VOICE) Center. He plans to obtain a degree in Clinical Psychology. He is the first MSU football player to winthis award. The other awardee is Jenny Lawson. Jenny is serving as ASMSU President and has been working at the VOICE Center. She will begin working as a volunteer in the House of Hope orphanage home in Gulu, Uganda. After Jenny finishes serving in Uganda, she will begin to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Congratulations and best wishes to both of our students!

Sasha Dingle (whose photo appears on our homepage) received a Fulbright Fellowship for one year of international research or teaching in Vietnam. Ms. Dingle, who is from Jerico, Vermont, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology in December, 2010, and she is a competitive freeskier. For earlier information about her, please see below.

Ivie English, who graduated from MSU in 2009 with degrees in Spanish and Psychology, received a Fulbright at-large award to teach in Mexico. She is originally from Great Falls, Montana.

Three of our undergraduate students, Francisco Velasco, Erin Miller, and Sahsa Dingle, were named McNair Scholars. The first two presened posters at the 1st Annual McNair Scholars’ Poster Showcase, at MSU, on November 30, 2010.

Benjamin Burns, a senior in the psychology department in Bozeman, recently volunteered to work in South Africa in a school for mentally and physically handicapped children who are HIV positive. Some of his responsibilities included developing schedules and lesson plans for teachers, as well as working directly with the children. He was commended in a recent newsletter from the new MSU President, Waded Cruzado, "for his important efforts." To read his full account, click here.

Heather Parsons was MSU's first Native American ROTC grad. Click here for a complete story.