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Chris Hulleman ’93 to Speak at Commencement

Featured: Chris Hulleman ’93 to Speak at Commencement

March 31, 2016

Chris Hulleman ’93 will speak at Central College commencement May 14. Hulleman is now research associate professor at the University of Virginia, co-coordinates the Motivation Research Institute and teaches as adjunct faculty member in the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University.

After completing his Ph.D. in experimental social and personality psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, Hulleman spent two years at Vanderbilt University as Institute for Education Sciences Research Fellow. In 2009, he won the Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association. Hulleman also has a master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a graduate diploma from University of Western Australia and a B.A. in general studies from Central College.

In 2015, Hulleman was also named to Central’s Hall of Honor, having been part of three conference champion football squads as a student athlete. He now lives in Harrisonburg, Va., with wife Teresa McGovern Hulleman ’93 and their children.

For more details, view the commencement schedule.


Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.