About me

Dr. Laura MadsonI joined the faculty of the Psychology Department in August 1996. I was hired for my interest and expertise in teaching and teaching remains my emphasis. I specialize in teaching Introduction to Psychology using a teaching paradigm called Team-Based Learning. I typically teach 300-400 Introduction to Psychology students every academic year. I have written a textbook specifically for use in my team-based learning Intro Psych classes: Psychology for Everyday Life. I also offer regular workshops on team-based learning for the NMSU Teaching Academy. More information is available on my CV.


I was recently featured on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology This is How I Teach blog.

When I’m not working, I tend to my husband, Keith, and sons (Ian age 12 and Erik age 10) and my critters. For fun, I run, participate in triathlons, read, knit, crochet, or relax with a nice pint of beer.

Eagle in the sun photo

My dogs, Tommy and Libbie.

My dogs, Tommy and Libbie.


My cat, Max.

Madson TM 2012

2012 Transmountain Challenge