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Dr. Jacob Tengelsen

Dr. Jacob Tengelsen



2365 Colden



Joined Northwest in 2023

Assistant Professor


  •  Ph.D. Psychology; University of West Georgia, 2022
  •  B.S. Psychology; Brigham Young University, 2015

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Professional Development and Interpersonal Relations

Academic Interests

  • Human Sexuality
  • Religion
  • Moral Development
  • Social Media
  • Child Sex Trafficking
  • Discourse Analysis

Scholarly Activity

  • Tengelsen, J. H. (2022, August 4-6). Replication in Introductory Psychology Textbooks: How Replication in Psychology is Taught [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Tengelsen, J. H. (2020) Sexuality and Spirituality: Power and potential for harm or healing sexual trauma [Panel discussion]. Society for Humanistic Psychology Midwinter Conference (canceled due to Covid)
  • Tengelsen, J. H. (2018, January 16-17). Love Stories: The narrative inheritance of oppression [Poster Presentation]. Society for Humanistic Psychology Midwinter Conference, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Tengelsen, J. H. (2017, March 12-14). What a Girl Wants: A discussion of rape myth and romance [Paper reading]. Society for Humanistic Psychology Midwinter Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Tengelsen, J.H., & Ridge, R.D. (2015) Partner preference in victims of sexual aggression. Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Professor- Psychology, Department of Arts and Sciences; West Georgia Technical College (Carrollton, GA); January 2019- present
  • Adjunct Professor- Psychology, McNaulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts; Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA); August 2022- January 2023
  • Tagalog Instructor; Missionary Training Center (Provo, UT); 2011-12
    • Instructed students in a language immersion program
    • Reported on students’ progress
    • Selected to pilot test a new curriculum for experiential language learning
    • Aided students in stress management, interpersonal conflict resolution, and learning skills.
  • Missionary/Volunteer Representative; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Various islands, Philippines); 2009-11
    • Set and achieved weekly and long-term teaching and personal improvement goals 
    • Lived in the Philippines for two years and grew in understanding and appreciation for the people, culture, language, and customs
    • Studied Tagalog daily and spoke it exclusively for the duration of my work
    • Was responsible for training, motivating, teaching, evaluating, reporting the progress of, and caring for 20 missionaries
    • Trained and counseled new missionaries in teaching and adjusting to the rigorous schedule