Harriette Cushman Talk

The first Professor of the Month Talk with be with Northwest College history instructor Amy McKinney at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. McKinney will examine the ground-breaking work of Harriette Cushman.

One of the first women in her field, Harriette Eliza Cushman (1890-1978) worked as Extension Poultry Specialist at Montana State College from 1922 – 1955.

Cushman promoted cooperative marketing, taught scientific practice and promoted poultry farming to Native Americans across Montana. She was an advocate for the environment and actively mentored 4-H clubs.

McKinney is an associate professor of history at Northwest College. She earned her masters at Montana State University in Bozeman and her doctorate at the University of Calgary.

Professor of the Month Talks are underwritten by Park County Library System, Park County Library Foundation, Northwest College Foundation and Northwest College.

Upcoming Professor of the Month talks include:

  • Morgan Tyree’s drone photography display and more about the technology at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018.
  • Astrid Northrup will examine the Women in STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018.