College of Humanities and Sciences
University of Montana
My name is Selamawit Workeneh and I completed my degree in Psychology from the University of Gondar. After completing my bachelor degree in three years, I started the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at Addis Ababa University. In 2012, I joined the University of Gondar as a lecturer, where I am teaching a variety of psychology courses, doing community service, and conducting research. In addition, it has been almost two years since I started working as an Education Quality Care Unit Officer, where my main responsibilities include reviewing and giving comments for newly developed and revised curriculum, developing guidelines with a team, organizing and facilitating conferences and trainings, amongst other responsibilities.
In the future, I plan to develop my profession with education, research, and contribute to society.
Besides work, I spend my time reading different psychology and political books, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends. I believe that life is awesome; it is all in our hands to make it more meaningful and productive. Let’s keep the positive energy, team spirit, and hard work.
Selamawit Workeneh Kassa
Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Officer, Quality Care Unit
My name is Jacquie Brown and I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Montana. I completed my PhD degree in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (School Psychology emphasis) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My main responsibilities at the University of Montana include teaching and mentoring school psychology graduate students, serving on various committees, and conducting research. I am also involved in the field of school psychology at the national level and have held leadership positions in the National Association of School Psychologists and American Psychological Association, School Psychology Division 16. My research interests focus on school-based crisis prevention and intervention, evidence-based support for grieving students, building resilience in school-age youth, and international school psychology. I am excited to be a mentor within the Gondar-Montana-Mentoring program and look forward to engaging in collaboration with other female academics from the University of Montana and University of Gondar.
Jacqueline Brown, PhD, NCSP
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Montana