Tom Seekins, PhD biography

Dr. Seekins is a professor of psychology at the University of Montana. He earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1983, and has 25 years of experience in rehabilitation services and research. He has served as Associate Director of Research for the Rural Institute on Disabilities at the University of Montana since 1988 and as the Director of the RTC: Rural since 1993. He has served on numerous state and national boards, most recently as President of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. His published work includes over 50 professional papers on rehabilitation and community psychology topics. He is particularly interested in issues of rural community development, consumer empowerment, and health promotion for people with disabilities.