The 8th Mountain States Conference on the Teaching of Psychology will take place in Albuquerque, NM in Spring 2018. The previous conference featured a keynote from nationally-known speaker Dr. Bill Buskist along with hands-on workshops with stimulating discussions. Our target audience includes psychology instructors in high schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities, although the conference has broad topics that will also 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 continue to hold the interactive and intimate MOUNTAIN ToP CONFERENCE 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 2011 and at CNM in Albuquerque in 2013.
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
Scott Griffin, Central New Mexico Community College
Brian Burke, Fort Lewis College
Mike Uhes, Fort Lewis College
Leslie Goldstein, Fort Lewis College
Natasha Tidwell, Fort Lewis College
Ava Santos, Fort Lewis College
Shelly Metz, Central New Mexico Community College
Jim Johnson, 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 50-person teaching conference.