DR. HENRY RIEGLER, Department Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology
Schafer Hall, Room 319E, 701-224-5549
Teaching and learning are commitments to understanding and improving
our human condition. - Dr. Henry Riegler
Named department chair in 2011, Riegler began teaching at BSC in 1991 as the only full-time psychology instructor. Since then, he has helped the Psychology program to acquire three faculty members plus adjuncts and to expand curriculum from two to eight courses. A recipient of the BSC Faculty Achievement Award (1998), Riegler has promoted student experience in direct use of psychology with internships, research, service learning and the Psychology Club.
Outside the classroom, Riegler assumed leadership roles on the BSC Faculty Senate and as an appointee representing BSC to the statewide Council of College Faculties, a council of the North Dakota University System. He was president and vice president of both these organizations. Riegler has served on numerous academic and planning committees and was an appointed representative to the BSC Foundation.
Riegler grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and Little Rock, Ark. He earned his doctorate in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Riegler also has a master's degree in education (psychological services) from Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., and a BA in economics from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. He co-authored a book chapter in "Advances in Child Development and Behavior" that outlines an analysis of development of rule following behavior (moral behavior). This analysis has been cited and discussed in several textbooks.
Riegler worked in mental health clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma and taught briefly at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He has been a licensed psychologist in North Dakota since 1998 and consults at the Children's Special Health Services Cleft Palate Clinic operated by the North Dakota Department of Health.