John Borgen earned his Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. He started his education with a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and then worked in and supervised a unit at a residential treatment center for boys demonstrating aggressive or sexual acting out behavior. John obtained his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University and wrote his thesis on the academic implications of stereotype threat and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. John completed his predoctoral internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Omaha, completing rotations in Pediatric Feeding Disorders and Early Intervention. John completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
John is excited to teach psychology and behavior analysis courses at Oregon Tech! He has utilized applied behavior analysis clinically for over six years, and worked in outpatient, day treatment, and intensive settings. Beyond behavior analysis, John is interested in sports, health, and social psychology. John is an avid Packers fan, and also enjoys taking his Norwegian Elkhound for long walks both in and outside of Klamath Falls.
Dr. Alishia Huntoon, Associate Professor of Psychology, is primarily and online instructor and the Program Director of Applied Psychology for the Oregon Tech Online program. Her undergraduate coursework was completed at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where she double majored in Biology and Psychology and minored in Natural Sciences. It was at Washington State University that she earned her MS in Psychology and PhD in Experimental/Social Psychology.
It is the interaction with the students here at Oregon Tech that she enjoys the most, both online and in person. Along with the fascinating field of Psychology, she finds that people are interesting! She is inspired by seeing applied experience gained, in addition to academic success. She has first-hand observation in these student experiences as Externship Coordinator and the Peer and Youth Mentorship Programs Director. She also enjoys working with a variety of organizations throughout the Klamath Basin.
Her interests outside of work life include spending time with her family, traveling, and being active in the beautiful outdoors.
Dr. Konkel joined the talented team of HSS professors in Fall 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology. As an undergraduate, she studied both Psychology and Philosophy and the University of Akron in Ohio. In 2009 she moved out West to attend graduate school and received her Master's and Ph.D. in Applied Social and Health Psychology at Colorado State University. There, she gained extensive experience in prevention program design and evaluation, innovative methodology and research design, and adolescent health behaviors. Her interests include using psychological principles and theory to change behaviors and improve health outcomes. She focuses on health-related needs of her own community and works with students, faculty, and community leaders within Klamath Falls. Currently, she is working on projects to help improve adolescent health, reduce adolescent substance use, and evaluate active transportation attitudes and habits in town.