Shailee Woodard, M.A. - Doctoral Student
Doctoral Student, Developmental Psychology
Sarah Sweezy - Doctoral Student
I am a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology program at the University of Montana studying developmental psychology. I obtained my B.S. in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University in the fall of 2019. I am interested in researching children’s interactions with embodied or personified technologies. Specifically, I aspire to further explore how children attribute internal states or perceive technologies, such as robots, to be alive. My long term career goals consist of remaining in academia as a researcher or teacher.
I enjoy being outside with my dog or hammocking, but I thrive being indoors drinking coffee, reading books, crocheting, and working on puzzles.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Lauren Baeten - Research Assistant
Ben Cikutovich - Research Assistant
Meg Denny - Research Assistant
Sarah Harrell - Research Assistant
Major: Psychology and Sociology
After completing my Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, I plan to pursue a PhD in Psychology. I hope to have a career as a juvenile counselor one day.
Currently, I am a Resident Assistant at UM so I spend a lot of my time with my responsibilites associated with my job. I also love hanging out with my friends, family, and boyfriend. Hammocking, traveling, eating, and exploring are what I love doing the most.
Rita Lang - Research Assistant
Minor: Human Biology
I would like to go into the medical field, working with children as a pediatrician or nurse.
I am on the UM Lady Griz Soccer team, so I spend a lot of my time playing soccer. I also enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and trying new and fun things!
Maryam Norton - Research Assistant
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. After graduation I plan to continue my education in either Speech Pathology or Medicine.
I grew up in Micronesia, Alaska, and then Maine. I moved back to Alaska on my own a few years ago, where I now spend my summers working in a coffee shop and building a cabin. In my free time I like to bake, write, and explore the running trails in Montana with my dog.
Shaina Ore - Research Assistant
Minor: Biology (pre-med)
Hannah Woods - Research Assistant
Graduate Student - Alumni
- Lee Curran (Computer Science)
- Jessica Hudson (Specialist in School Psychology)
Undergraduate Student - Alumni
- Rachele Barker (former Lab Manager)
- Lorri Bethel
- Stephen Cooke
- Sydney Faul (School Psychology PhD Program, University of Colorado, Denver)
- Damaris Gemmer
- Caitlin Gillespie (Speech and Language Pathology Masters Program, University of Montana)
- Kelsey Halvorson
- Lyndsay Hutton
- Bethany Lindner
- Madeline Matia
- Somer Messerly
- Jamie Pauley
- Shelby Rosston
- Caitlin Ryan
- Emily Schindeldecker
- Dennis Schuster (Counselor Education Masters Program, University of Montana)
- Grace Sievert
- Kali Taylor (former Lab Manager; Blewett Law School, University of Montana)
- Jenna Truax
- William "Rob" Wyckoff (Speech and Language Pathology Masters Program, University of Montana)