Anton Tolman

Faculty Member

Dr. Anton Tolman


Anton Tolman is a Professor of Behavioral Science at Utah Valley University. He received his degree from the University of Oregon in Clinical Psychology and worked in clinical and forensic practice for many years before joining the academy. He is past Director for the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence at UVU where he led the university's faculty development program for almost seven years. His current research is focused primarily on student and faculty resistance, metacognition, and power dynamics, and he and colleagues recently published Why Students Resist Learning_ A Practical Model for Understanding and Helping Students from Stylus Publishing with the help of 3 colleagues and 7 UVU students who were listed as co-authors. In 2019, he received the award for Best Online Course Design for 2018-2019 and the Dean's Service Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Ph D, University of Oregon, 1991

Major: Clinical Psychology

MA, University of Oregon, 1986

Major: Psychology

BA, University of Denver, 1985

Major: Psychology


PSY 2300

Abnormal Psychology, Spring 2023

PSY 2300

Abnormal Psychology, Spring 2023

PSY 2300

Abnormal Psychology, Spring 2023

PSY 490R

Independent Studies, Spring 2023


Tolman, Anton , Tafalla, Richard , Malachowski, M. , Karukstis, K. , Biannual Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development, "Undergraduate research as a pedagogical change_ Making it part of our institutions.", Stockholm, Sweden. ()
Tolman, Anton , Morris, Trevor , POD Conference, "Enhancing meaningful learning interactions by reducing student resistance.". (October 27, 2017)
Tolman, Anton , Morris, T , Eliason, S , Tsuchimochi, G , Sorensen, D L, Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL)/Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement (SoTE) Conference, "Student Involvement in Faculty Development_ Impact on Students and Faculty", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (January, 2015)
Tolman, Anton , Lee, Christopher , Biannual Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development, "Helping faculty invite students to become partners in learning.", Stockholm, Sweden. (June, 2014)
Tolman, Anton , Lee, Christopher , Blair, R. , Smart, S. , Biannual Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development, "Why students resist learning_ Strategies and ideas to help college instructors.", Stockholm, Sweden. (June, 2014)
Kremling, J. , Tolman, Anton , Radmall, R. , 24th Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Teacher-Scholars (Lilly West), "Improving students’ learning strategies by utilizing metacognitive instruments.", Pomona, CA. (March, 2014)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Tolman, Anton , Biggs, B. , "New Metacognitive Instruments to Advance Student Learning." . Target journal_ Journal of Excellence in College Teaching..
Tolman, Anton , Shubert, J. C., Lindemann, D. , "Telemental health on a college campus_ An exploration of student attitudes." . Target submission to_ Professional Psychology, Research and Practice..
Tolman, Anton , Kremling, J. , "Why Students Resist Active Learning_ Moving Towards Effective Learning Alliances." . Stylus Publishing.
Arendt, Anne , Kopp, Olga , Sotomayor, Maritza , Tolman, Anton , (2017) "Scholarly and Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team (SCULPT): Triple Areas of Focus" . News Forum Press: It Works for Me with High Impact Practices. Step by Step Guide.
Blair, Rob , Tolman, Anton , Kremling, Janine , Morris, Trevor , (2016) "How Promoting Student Metacognition Can Reduce Resistance." .
Tolman, Anton , Lee, Christopher , (2013) "True Collaboration_ Building Meaning in Learning Through Sharing Power with Students." . Meaning centered education_ International perspectives and explorations in higher education. Routledge Publishing.



Utah Valley University - May, 2020

Granted sabbatical for 2020-2021 to complete multiple research/scholarly projects.

Dean's Award for Service

College of Humanities and Social Sciences - April, 2019

Served as Chair of CHSS Assessment Committee in addition to other service for the College and UVU

First Place, Best Online Course Delivery

Office of Teaching and Learniing - April, 2019

Faculty Fellow

Office of Teaching and Learning - August, 2016

Served from August 2016 through June, 2019; served on OTL's Advisory Board, facilitated faculty development programs including Learning Circles, Mentoring Academy (part of SCULPT), etc.

Faculty Showcase for Teaching Excellence

Office of Teaching and Learning - January, 2016

Full-Time Faculty of the Year

UVU Wolverine Achievement Awards