The 8th and likely final Mountain States Conference on the Teaching of Psychology took place in Albuquerque, NM on March 31, 2018. The conference featured a keynote from nationally-known speaker Dr. Jannell MacAulay, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force, along with hands-on workshops with stimulating discussions. Our target audience includes psychology instructors in high schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities. Further, the conference has broad topics that will be relevant to non-psychology teachers too.
Dick Gorman, the founder of this exciting conference, died in 2010. Read more about his legacy hereas well as his many valuable contributions to the teaching of psychology. In Dick's memory, we continued to hold the interactive and intimate MOUNTAIN ToP CONFERENCE for another 8 years as a meaningful way to honor his legacy and passion for the teaching of psychology. Past MToP conferences were held at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2015 and at CNM in Albuquerque in 2013. We hope you had the chance to experience a piece of Dick Gorman's transformative and experiential teaching vision.
The Conference Committee:
Dick Gorman, Central New Mexico Community College (1928-2010), Founder
Brian Burke, Fort Lewis College
Scott Griffin, Central New Mexico Community College
Trent Toulouse, Central New Mexico Community College
Read an article about the genesis of this conference in theAPS Observer.
If your institution would like to host a future MToP conference, Brian Burke (who you can email at burke_b[at]fortlewis.edu) will be happy to maintain the conference website for you and give you all the task-related materials (i.e., a list of contacts and duties) that you will need to be the host institution of a successful 30-50 person teaching conference.