In this, his eighth year at MSU-Northern, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and History, Jamie Underwood, continues to offer his best and strive for student excellence. Jamie holds a BA in Geography from West Georgia College, a BA in History from West Georgia College, an MA in History from Valdosta State College, and he is currently taking courses in educational leadership from the University of Montana. After completing much of his own professional education, Jamie taught, for a time, at Western State College in Colorado. While there, Jamie was named the "Outstanding Faculty Member 1995-1996" award.
Certain aspects of Havre's "personality" drew Jamie to the community and our school. These traits include: the small town setting to raise a family in, the small school emphasis and focus on students, and our hands-on environment where Jamie could get involved and make contributions to the college and community. After getting plugged into Havre and MSU-Northern, Jamie began teaching with gusto. He says his favorite and most satisfying facets of his job are: interacting with students and getting to know them, helping guide students along their chosen paths, and, above all watching them grow and succeed.
…If you want to be known for who you are and not just one more face lost in the crowd- then MSU-N is the place for you!Jamie truly hopes all his students know that he longs for them to succeed. He takes special time to make known his willingness to offer support and/or extra help. Through his efforts he hopes students know, without a doubt, that they are meaningful to him as individuals, not as faces or I.D. numbers. Jamie offered this advice for anyone considering attending Northern, "If you are looking for a supportive environment; if you want faculty and staff who care about you as a person, want to see you succeed and help you achieve your goals; if you want to be known for who you are and not just one more face lost in the crowd- then MSU-N is the place for you!"
When Jamie is not working hard on the Northern campus, he loves spending time with his family. His wife Cristina Estrada de Underwood and he are restoring a 112 year old Victorian home. He also enjoys spending time with his boys Colbyn and Dalton. They all adore traveling and spending time outdoors (especially winter activities).
Northern thanks Jamie Underwood and his family for making Havre their home and offering such skill and dedication to the Northern campus.