Ross DeForrest, Ph.D.
Dr. DeForrest moved to Montana in 2018 to take a position at the University of Providence. He received his PhD in Psychology with a specialization in cognition from Texas A&M University. Courses he has taught include General Psychology, Personality Theory, Cognitive Science, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. His current research interests include metacognition, the psychology of meaning, and topics in the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science.
Michelle Hill, Ph.D.
Dr. Hill worked in community mental health for over a decade in outpatient care, both in homes and in schools. She was the director of rural services at the Center for Mental Health in Great Falls before joining the faculty of the university full time in 2015. Hill has supervised In-Home Therapeutic Service, Children’s Case Management, Children’s Therapeutic Aids, and Comprehensive School and Community Treatment programming.
She assisted the university staff in attaining CACREP accreditation and is a member of both the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Hill joined the Board of Directors for Gateway Community Services in February 2017. A native of Billings, Montana, she enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and snowshoeing.
BA, Montana State University
MSC, University of Providence
PhD, Walden University
“Wisdom has three sources: to believe anything is possible, to accept all things are questionable, to know the answer is unknowable.”