About Me

Dr. Luralyn Helming

Dr. Luralyn Helming
Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: (712) 722-6038
Email: Luralyn.Helming@dordt.edu

Originally from Southern California, I completed my B.S. in psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I attended graduate school in Educational Psychology at the University of South Dakota, where I received my M.A. and Ph.D. I joined the Dordt Psychology Department in August 2013.

I am excited about research in the field of psychology and try to encourage an interest in it for all of my students. I research academic motivation, ability grouping, and math anxiety. I have presented at the American Education Research Association Conferences, the Association of Psychological Sciences Conferences, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.

I teach the following courses at Dordt:

  • Psyc 201: Introduction to Psychology
  • Psyc 204/Core 251: Lifespan Development
  • Psyc 210/Core 252: Social Psychology of Persons
  • Psyc 230: Research Methods
  • Psyc 362: Cognitive Psychology
  • Psyc 366: Senior Research Project