Viking Views 2022


"...past students will contact me years later to let me know how they're doing! "

Associate Professor of Psychology Instructor - MACC Program Jennifer Livengood

When did you join the MVC faculty? I started teaching at Valley in August 2010.

What degree(s) do you hold, and from where? I completed my Bachelor's degree in General Psychology at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO, then went on to graduate school at Kansas State University where I earned my Master of Science in Social/ Developmental Psychology. What is something that people may not know about you? Most people don't know, and are surprised to find out, that I was a cheerleader in high school and traveled to Sydney, Australia to perform in the Royal Easter Parade with a cheerleading All-Star group. More recently, I'm re-teaching myself how to play piano. What is a hobby you enjoy outside of teaching? I love to read and spend time with my family - my husband, three children, and a new puppy keep me very busy! What do you enjoy most about teaching at MVC? I really like the fact that our small class sizes allow me to know each student by name and get to know them individually. It allows me to develop lasting relationships where past students will contact me years later to let me know how they're doing! What do you teach at MVC and what other areas of campus are you involved in? I teach the courses in social and developmental psychology in the undergraduate psychology program, and I also teach those subjects in the Master's in Community Counseling program. I'm the co-chair of the Student Research Symposium that happens every semester, and I'm a faculty rep for the new Diversity and Inclusivity Initiative on campus. 35

Made with FlippingBook Online newsletter maker