New faculty for fall

CEHSP hired two tenure-track faculty members this fall

The College of Education and Human Service Professions is pleased to introduce our new, tenure-track faculty members for the 2023-24 academic year: Assistant Professors Kyle Mann in the Department of Psychology and Amy Smallwood in the Department of Applied Human Sciences.

CEHSP also welcomes several full and part-time, non-tenure track faculty members.

Applied Human Sciences: Assistant Professors Jennifer Caputo, Samantha Johnson, and Estephania Nunez; Instructors Cory Chapp, Hannah Houle, Kay Oling, Fred Sproat, and Julie Zaruba Fountaine

Communication Sciences & Disorders: Instructors Bonnie Berglund, Natalie Carl and Tonya Gotz

Education: Instructors Michelle Bowker, Sarah Gordon Altiman and Kristen Helland; Sean Golden, predoctoral fellow

Psychology: Assistant Professor Maria Lechtreck and Instructor Julia Record

Social Work: Assistant Professors Evie Campbell and Jennifer McCleary; Instructors Mimi Larson and Maija Swanson

Current research focus

Assistant Professor Kyle Mann

I focus on emotion regulation in the workplace, specifically what emotions prompt individuals to engage in different emotion regulation strategies and by extension experience certain well-being and behavioral outcomes.

Teaching Philosophy

I put a strong focus on ensuring the concepts covered in my class can be applied and understood within the context of each of my students' own individual situations. I also greatly value increasing scientific literacy so that students can not only learn within class but can use skills they built in the classroom to learn outside of the classroom.

Fun fact about you

I love world-building and currently spend a lot of time creating/writing a fantasy setting (such as Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings).

Current research focus

Assistant Professor Amy Smallwood

My research explores human-nature relations, specifically the kinds of relationships that develop between humans and the more-than-human world through outdoor adventure education and how those relationships drive place-making and ethics.

Teaching Philosophy

I view courses through the lens of community and the idea that learning happens amongst an engaged community of learners. That community includes me, my students, the subject matter, and the more-than-human world. The subject matter unites us as we exchange ideas, listen, and explore what each member of the community has to contribute to our collective learning adventure. 

Fun fact about you

People say I jump out of helicopters. That's not entirely true, but I am trained in helicopter hoist operations and have occasionally dangled underneath a helicopter on a cable.