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Psychology Department History

Date

Teachers

Information

1907-1914


Ezra C. Dalby
(aka Christensen)

Taught psychology as the Principal of Ricks Academy.

1915-1917

 

There were no psychology classes taught.

1918-1954

Hyrum Manwaring
Hyrum Manwaring

Taught Psychology. He was also an administrator, including President from 1930-1944. During these years he taught General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Applied Psychology and Child Psychology
In 1944, Hyrum went back to the faculty, and taught full time. Added Curriculum included Psychology Applied to Nursing, and Social Psychology.
In 1946, Psychology applied to Home and Nursing; Child and Adolescent Psychology, Mental Health, and Industrial Psychology.

1923

 

Ricks College was made a College.

1948-1969

Hugh Bennion 
Hugh Bennion

Taught Psychology. He later served as the Academic Dean.

1950-1957

Jay Sylvester
Jay L. Sylvester

Taught Psychology. Increased the department to two teachers.

1957-1984

Description: WalkerW
Wilson Walker

 

Taught Psychology. Department Chairman from 1961-1983

1961-1963

Description: MerrillG
Glade Merrill

Taught Psychology part time, French part time; in 1963 went full time to French.

1964-1985

Description: BatesO
Orrin Bates

Taught Psychology.

1965-1993

Description: Risenmay
Jay Risenmay

Director of Counseling Center.  Taught Psychology 1/3; Did Counseling 2/3.

1966-1999

Description: Malstrom
Ed Malstrom

Taught Psychology; Department Chairman 1984-1988;
Division Chairman 1988-1999

1966-1998

Description: Hendricks
Vance Hendricks

Taught Psychology and Education, 1/3 time; Did Counseling 2/3 time,
In 1976  went to full time counseling. Director of Counseling Center 1993-1998.

1967

Description: Sorensen
Dean Sorensen

Taught Psychology 2/3, Did Counseling 1/3 time, Later worked in administration, still teaching part time until about 1975.
He became assistant dean of instruction, and later Academic Vice President until 1995.
He served as a mission president, and returned as a teacher of religion.

1968-1974

Leon C. Young

Taught Psychology

1970-2006

Description: Timothyg
Gordon Timothy

Taught General Psychology, Stress Management, Social Psychology; and Cognition.
Department Chairman 1989-1994.
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1968, 1971, 1987
After teaching 36 years, Gordon retired from BYU-Idaho in 2006.

1976

 

The Psychology Department was combined with History, Geography, and Sociology, into the Social Sciences Department with historian David Crowder as chair.

1981

 

The Education-Psychology Department was formed.

1971

Description: GordonJ
H. James Gordon

Taught Education; then moved to Family Living teaching Early Childhood Education

1980-2004

Description: Madsen
Merlin Madsen

Came to direct the newly formed Study Skills lab, he later moved
full time into Education-Psychology. Teaching assignment
included General Psychology, Effective Living, Developmental
Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. Retired from BYU-Idaho July 2004.

B.S., Southern Utah State College, 1967; M.Ed., University of Arizona, 1969;
Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1978.

After teaching 24 years, Merlin retired from BYU-Idaho in 2004.

1980

Description: Alldredge
Joseph Alldredge

Taught Education

 

1984-1985

Grant Richards

 

Taught Education

 

1985-2009

Description: Jacques
Ronald Jacques

Taught both Education and Psychology classes from 1985-1989.
Taught General Psychology, Culture and Gender, Personality and Introduction to Counseling.
Psychology Department Chairman 1994-1999, and 2000-2004.
Internship Coordinator for Juvenile Corrections Center.

B.S., Utah State University, 1971; M.Ed., Brigham Young University, 1975;
Ed.D., Idaho State University, 1980.

After teaching 24 years and being Department Chair for 8 years, Ron retired from BYU-Idaho in 2009.

 

1985-2006

Description: kinghorn
Edward Kinghorn

Taught General Psychology, Stress Management, and Team-taught Neurobiology in the Biology Department. Specialized in Brain and Physiology.
Department Chairman 1999.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1983, 1984, 1986.

After teaching 21 years, transferred to BYU-Hawaii in August 2006.

1989

 

The Departments of Education and Psychology were divided James Gordon became the chair of the Education Department with Joseph L. Alldrege and Sharon Richards as the other department members. Gordon Timothy became chair of the Psychology Department
with Ronald Jacques, Ed Kinghorn, Merlin Madsen, and Edward Malstrom as members.

1991-2003

Description: Ruth
Ruth Poole

Division Secretary for Behavioral and Social Science Division and Department Secretary for Psychology. Retired from BYU-Idaho as the secretary for the College of Education in 2003.

1994

Description: AndersenK
Kimberly Anderson

Teaches General Psychology, Principles of Learning, and Effective Living. Internship Coordinator for Hippotherapy.

B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University, 1991, 1993

1996-1998

Description: ChamberlinM
Mark Chamberlain

Taught General and Abnormal Psychology. He left Ricks to practice therapy.

1999

Description: Lowry
Christopher M. Lowry

Teaches General Psychology, Sensation and Perception, and Behavioral Neurobiology. Team teaches Neurobiology in the Biology Department.
Associate Dean 2002-2004. Department Chair 2004 to 2007.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1991,1996,1997

 

2000

Description: Sharp
   Barbara Sharp

Came to the College in 1991, as a secretary in the Academic Office. Transferred to the Psychology Department in 2000.

2002

Description: Samuel
Samuel L. Clay II

Teaches General Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, Social Psychology, and Stress Management. Internship Coordinator for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
Department Chair 2007 to 2013.

B.S., Arizona State, 1986;
M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1990, 1996

2004

Description: Richard Cluff
Richard B. Cluff

Teaches General Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. Internship Coordinator for Family Crisis Center, Club Inc., and Peer Counseling.  Associate Dean 2011.

B.S., University of Utah, 1983;
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University 1987, 1994

December 2004

 

The Psychology, Sociology, Math, and History, Geography, and Political Science Departments moved from the Clarke to the new Thomas E. Ricks Building.

2005

Description: Eric Gee
Eric J Gee

Teaches General Psychology, History and Systems, and Psychological Assessment. Specializes in Evaluation Methodology. Internship Coordinator for Counseling Aids at Madison Middle School.  Department Chair 2013.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University; 1990, 1995, 1997

2006

Description: Owen Anderson
Owen Anderson

Taught Developmental Psychology and Adult Development for the Psychology Department 2006. Moved to the Home and Family Department. Teaches Child Development classes and supervises the Child Lab.

B.S., Utah State U., 1987
M.S., Utah State U., 1993
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2006

2007

 

Description: YD
Yohan Delton

Teaches General Psychology, Research Design, and Cognition.
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University 2000, 2005, 2006

2007

 

Description: Matthew Whooelry
Matthew Whoolery

Teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology Lifespan, and Adult Development.
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1995, 1997, 2004

2008

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Kynda Roberts

Came to the Psychology Department Winter 2008 as an Adjunct teacher to teach General Psychology classes. Permanent faculty staus n 2010.  Currently teaches Developmental Psychology Lifespan and Adult Development.

B.S., M.S., Utah State University, 1994, 1996

2010-2011

Description: TR
Travis Ricks

Taught General Psychology and Cognition.

M.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Coordinated first collabrative research poster between BYU-Idaho and Michigan State University.

 

2011

 

Emily 






  Emily Darowski

Came to the Psychology Department in 2011 for a one-year faculty position to teach General Psychology and Cognition.  Currently teaching General Psychology as an adjunct faculty.

B.A., Idaho State University, 2003
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2007, 2011

2012

Brady Wiggins
Brady Wiggins

Came to the Psychology Department in 2012 for a one-year faculty position.  Permanant Faculty status in 2013. Teaches General Psychology and Research Methods.

B.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 2003, 2011

 2013

Robert Wright 
    Robert Wright

 

Came to the Psychology Department in 2013 for a one-year faculty position to teach General Pychology and Cognition.