Faculty Member 2004-2009
Professor of Psychology
Scott Stoltenberg, Associate Professor of Psychology, received his MA in 1992 and his PhD in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after earning his BA from Saint John’s University. He began teaching at Black Hills State University in August of 2004. His background in psychology focused upon the influence of genetic variation in neurotransmitter systems on health-risk behaviors such as drinking, gambling, and risky sex. His training included several years as a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. Upon his arrival at BHSU, Dr. Stoltenberg taught a variety of courses focused upon biological correlates of behavior as well as a variety of laboratory-based courses. Dr. Stoltenberg was heavily involved in research and despite the complexity of his specific research interests, he was successfully able to incorporate many undergraduates into his research team. These collaborations resulted in over a dozen undergraduate presentations at national conferences. Dr. Stoltenberg’s research team quickly developed a reputation for generating opportunities for the students working on that team (e.g., summer internships, graduate school admission). Dr. Stoltenberg took another position at the University of Nebraska in May 2009. His contributions to Black Hills State University and more specifically the Psychology Department played a vital role in the growth of undergraduate research in Psychology at BHSU.