Sponsored by Fort Lewis College and Central New Mexico College

In November 2010, Dick Gorman, the founder of this exciting conference, died from complications resulting from a car accident in Texas. Read more about his legacy here as well as his many valuable contributions to the teaching of psychology. In Dick's memory, we continue to hold the interactive and intimate MOUNTAIN ToP CONFERENCE as a meaningful way to honor and remember his legacy and passion for the teaching of psychology. Past MToP conferences were held at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2011 and at CNM in Albuquerque in 2013.

The conference WILL RETURN IN FALL 2015 to Fort Lewis College in lovely Durango, CO. If your institution would like to host a future MToP conference, Brian Burke (who you can email directly) 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 50-person teaching conference.

The 7th Mountain States Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in 2015 will take place in October. The conference will feature keynotes from nationally-known speakers along with hands-on workshops with stimulating discussions. Our target audience includes psychology instructors in high schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities throughout the Rocky Mountain region. A call for presentation proposals for the breakout sessions will go out in Spring 2015.

We hope you will have a chance to experience a piece of Dick Gorman's teaching vision.


The Conference Committee:
Dick Gorman, Central New Mexico Community College (1928-2010), Founder
Brian Burke, Fort Lewis College, Executive Chair/Consultant
Shelly Metz, Central New Mexico Community College
Jim Johnson, Central New Mexico Community College
Scott Griffin, Central New Mexico Community College

Read an article about the genesis of this conference in the APS Observer.