Jana McCurdy graduated from the University of Idaho with B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology. Her research focus included cognitive psychology, safety, subjective risk, and training methodology. She started teaching psychology classes at CWI in April 2010 and currently serves as the General Education Coordinator.
Previously while living near Kansas City, Jana enjoyed writing for the Gardner News, organizing and leading preschool playgroups, and teaching for the department of parks and recreation. Then she and her family lived in Papua New Guinea for 3 years where she taught elementary school. In norther Idaho, she was a youth leader and director with her church, and served on the board of directors for a homeschool coop. Jana also enjoyed working as a public liaison and outreach coordinator for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
When not at CWI, Jana and her husband enjoy travel, hiking, camping, photography and serving in their church. They have two grown children who live nearby and a dog at home. They get together regularly with family and friends to play Things, Settlers of Catan or Pinochle.