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  • Keynote Speaker

Red River Psychology Conference

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  • Keynote Speaker

    MSUM is proud to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Jesinoski. Mark is a 2002 graduate of the MSUM Psychology Department. As a psychologist in training, Mark did his graduate work at Utah State University, his doctoral residency at the University of San Diego and post-doctoral rotations at USD, SDSU, and UCSD respectively. These experiences built a strong foundation for understanding the human experience, for building useful and meaningful programming, and for engaging more fully in the art-making process. Mark's background in Psychology will always inform both his art and community work.

    Most recently (2015-17) Mark has been developing a new body of work exploring the complex dynamics of the American socio/politico culture, writing a practical guide to healing and recovery, and working with the Veteran's Art Project ( Jesinoski is an artist and program director at ( earned his PhD. in Clinical Psychology in 2010. As an artist, Mark has shown extensively in the Southern California region as well as galleries in Laguna Beach, Aspen, CO., and Scottsdale, AZ. Mark began painting at age 20 while working at a coal mine in an isolated region of Wyoming. Over the past 20 years Mark has consistently gone back to the canvas to process life, explore culture and meaning, and build bridges to the community.

    Thursday evening talk is TBA

    Friday, April 13, 12:45 in Paseka School of Business (formerly Center for Business/CB)   

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