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School of Counseling Faculty

CORE FACULTY

Distinguished, Instructional and Clinical Faculty members include the following:

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

GARY R. COLLINS, PH.D.

Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Counseling. Licensed Psychologist. Post-graduate training, University of London, Western Seminary; Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A., University of Toronto; B.A., McMaster University. Licensed Psychologist. Member: APA, CAPS.

FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY

AMANDA M. BLACKBURN, PSY.D.

Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor. Licensed Psychologist. Psy.D., M.A. Wheaton College; B.A., Asbury College. Specializations: adolescent and adult women’s development, interpersonal relationships, marriage, infertility and adoption, grief, spiritual issues, depression and anxiety. Member: ACA, LPCAGA, APA, CAPS.
ablackburn@richmont.edu

Amanda-Blackburn
STEPHEN P. BRADSHAW, PH.D.

Dean of the School of Counseling. Licensed Psychologist. Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, CACREP Accredited, University of Tennessee; M.Ed., Georgia State University; B.A., William Jennings Bryan College. Specializations: individual marriage and family counseling, legal and ethical issues, and integration of psychology and theology. Member: ACA, AACC, IAMFC.
sbradshaw@richmont.edu

Steve P. Bradshaw
KEITH MYERS, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor. Ph.D., Counselor Education, CACREP Accredited, Mercer University; M.A., Southeast Missouri State University; B.A., Mid-American Christian University. Specializations: Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Veterans’ Issues., Intensively Trained EMDR Therapist. Member: ACA, ACES, SACES, MGCA, EDMRIA, ISTSS, LPCAGA
kmyers@richmont.edu

keith myers
MARY K. PLISCO, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Psychologist. Ph.D., M.S., University of Florida; B.A., UNC at Chapel Hill. Specializations: anxiety, depression, child and adolescent counseling. Member: APA, GPA, IOCDF.
mplisco@richmont.edu

Mary Plisco
TYLER ROGERS, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling; Student and Pre-licensed Professional Representative, TNAMFT; Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor. Ph.D., Counselor Education, CACREP Accredited, University of Mississippi; M.A., Marital and Family Therapy and Counseling, COAMFTE Accredited, Reformed Theological Seminary; B.A., Psychology, University of Mississippi. Specializations: marriage and family counseling, men’s issues, emerging adult issues, life transitions, anxiety and depression, spiritual issues. Member: ACA, AAMFT
trogers@richmont.edu

Tyler Rogers
Lorrie Slater, Ph.d.

Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor. Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision, CACREP Accredited, Regent University; M.A. Richmont Graduate University; B.A. Cedarville University. Specializations: marriage and family counseling, life transitions, infidelity recovery, forgiveness, blending families, anxiety and depression issues. Member: ACA, ASERVIC, and AACC.
lslater@richmont.edu

Lorrie Slater
VANESSA SNYDER, PH.D.

Dean of Clinical Affairs, Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. AAMFT Approved Supervisor In Training. Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, CACREP Accredited, Regent University; M. A. Richmont Graduate University; B.S. Oral Roberts University. Specializations: couples and family counseling, marital sex therapy, sexual/gender orientation, sexual trauma and complex trauma and dissociation. Member: ACA, ACES, AAMFT, ABCST, ISSTD, GCAT.
vsnyder@richmont.edu

Vanessa Snyder
DAN SARTOR, PH.D.

Vice President of Integration. Licensed Psychologist. National Certified Counselor. Ph.D., M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida; B.A., Moody Bible Institute. Member: APA, NBCC, CAPS.
dsartor@richmont.edu

Dan Sartor
Sonja Sutherland, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs of the School of Counseling, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, CACREP Accredited, Regent University; M.S. Professional Counseling, Georgia State University; B.S. Psychology, New York University. Specializations: adolescent counseling (emotional and behavioral disorders, commercially sexually exploited, physical and sexual abuse); couples and family counseling. Member: ACA, ACES, AACC, AMHCA, AMCD, CAPS, SACES.

ssutherland@richmont.edu

Sonja Sutherland, Ph.D.
JAMA L. WHITE, PSY.D.

Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor of Counseling. Director of Clinical Training. Licensed Psychologist. National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Approved Clinical Supervisor recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Licensed Psychologist. Psy.D., M.A., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, Biola University; B.S.N., East Tennessee State University. Specializations: women’s issues, trauma, spiritual issues and grief. Member: AACC, ACA, APA, ACES, CAPS.
jwhite@richmont.edu

Jama White

CLINICAL FACULTY

JEFFERY S. ECKERT, PSY.D.

Director of Henegar/CBI Counseling Center and Assistant Professor of Counseling. Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Psy.D., Wheaton College Graduate School; M.S.W., West Virginia University; B.A., Wheaton College. Specializations: men’s issues, adolescent counseling, sexual addictions, and sexual orientation. Member: ACA, ACES.
jeckert@richmont.edu

WILLIAM E. MCGEE, ED.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling. Licensed Psychologist. Certified Professional Counselor. Ed.D., M.A., B.S., University of Tennessee. Specializations: child and adolescent counseling and psychological evaluation. Member: ACA, ACES, APA, CAPS, TPA, CAPA, NAN, SCEH, ABMP, ABFE, NASP, National Register (Psychology), CCGC.
bmcgee@richmont.edu

William McGee
DOUGLAS ROSENAU, ED.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Director of Alliance for Change. Ed.D., M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary. National Certified Counselor; Certified Sex Therapist. Approved supervisor AAMFT. Specialization: sex therapy. Member: ACA, IAMFC.
dougr@mindspring.com

TIMOTHY A. SISEMORE, PH.D.

Director of Research and Professor of Counseling and Psychology. Licensed Psychologist. Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.S., B.S, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Specializations: psychological assessment and child and adolescent counseling. Member: ACA, APA, ASERVIC, CAPS, ETS.
tsisemore@richmont.edu

Tim Sisemore
MICHAEL R. SYTSMA, PH.D.

National Certified Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Sex Therapist. National Certified Counselor. Ordained Minister, The Wesleyan Church; Director of Building Intimate Marriages, Inc., and Co-founder of Sexual Wholeness, Inc. Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.S., CACREP Accredited, Georgia State University; Diploma in Christian Counseling, Psychological Studies Institute; B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University. Specializations: marriage and family counseling and marital sex therapy. Member: ACA, AACC, IAMFC.
michael@intimatemarriage.org

LIBRARY FACULTY

RONALD BUNGER, M.L.I.S.

Associate Director of Libraries. Assistant Professor. M.L.I.S., University of Iowa; M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; B.A., Northwestern College.
rbunger@richmont.edu

Ronald Bunger
JOHN HUGHES, M.S.L.S.

Director of Libraries. Associate Professor. M.S.L.S., Clark Atlanta University; M.S., Richmont Graduate University; B.S., Georgia State University.
jhughes@richmont.edu

John Hughes
ALISON BREEZE MEAD, M.L.I.S.

Librarian, Assistant Professor. M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University; M.S., Richmont Graduate University; M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; B.S., Murray State University.
amead@richmont.edu

Alison Breeze Mead

EMERITUS FACULTY

DAVID G. BENNER, PH.D., C.PSYCH.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality. Post-graduate studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis; Ph.D., M.A., York University; C.Psych., College of Psychologists of Ontario; B.A., McMaster University

ADJUNCT FACULTY

CHARLES ALLEN, PSY.D.

Psy.D., Licensed Psycologist, Argosy University, M.S. Georgia State University, Diploma in Christian Counseling, Psychological Studies Institute.

CHRISTINE BAKER, PH.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist, National Certified Counselor. Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University; M.A. Professional Counseling, Liberty University; B.A. Psychology, Samford University. Specializations: Sexual Addiction and other process addictions, attachment therapy, trauma recovery Member: ACA, International Associations of Addictions and Offender Counseling (IAAOC), Co-chair of the IAAOC Process Addictions Committee, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
cbaker@richmont.edu

CARA COCHRAN, PH.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. AAMFT Approved Supervisor, CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor. Ph.D., Th.M., M.Div., M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.M. University of South Carolina; B.S., B.A, Southern Wesleyan University. Specializations: Supervision, Ethics, Diagnosis, Consulting, and Individual Therapy.
ccochran@richmont.edu

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LARRY CRABB, PH.D.

Ph.D., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Illinois; B. S., Ursinus College. Spiritual Director for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, author of over 20 books, teacher of Spiritual Direction, leader in Spiritual Formation and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Colorado Christian University, Morrison, CO, 1996-present. Member: AACC.

WILLIAM DOVERSPIKE, PH.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D., M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S., Emory University. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology); Board Certified in Neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Neuropsychology). Specializations: psychopathology, counseling and professional ethics. Member: APA, GPA, CAPS.
wdoverspike@earthlink.net

MAYI DIXON

Licensed Professional Counselor. Ph.D. ABD Counselor Education & Supervision; M.A. Professional Counseling, Argosy University with Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration; B.S. Applied Speech & Communication and Criminal Justice, Ferris State University. Specializations: Play therapy, pre-marital counseling, marriage & family therapy
mdixon@richmont.edu

JEFF DRYDEN, PH.D.

Ph.D., Cambridge University; Th.M., M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary; B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology. Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Covenant College. Specializations: NT ethics and Biblical interpretation.

KEVIN EAMES, PH.D.

Ph.D., M.S., Georgia State University; B.A., Florida State University. Professor of Psychology, Covenant College. Specializations: psychology of religion, stress and coping, quantitative research methods, and psychology and Christianity. Membership: SEPA, AHDP.

KENY FELIX, PH.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate, Guidance and Counseling. Ph.D., Th.M., M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S.Ed., B.S., University of Miami. Member: ACA, ACES, AMCD.
kfelix@richmont.edu

Keny Felix
JERRY A. GLADSON, PH.D.

Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Southern College. Emeritus status at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Specializations: theodicy, the Megilloth and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.
jerrygladson@juno.com

MARTY GOEHRING, PH.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; B.S., University of New Mexico. Director of Family Therapy of Albuquerque, Inc. Associate Pastor, Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Specializations: anxiety disorders and spiritual formation in Christian counseling. Member: CAPS, APA.

BRANDY HALL

Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, National Certified Counselor. M.A. Professional Counseling, Richmont Graduate University; B.S. Human Relations with an emphasis on counseling and a minor in Biblical Studies, Point University. Specializations: Anxiety disorders, Christian spirituality, young adults. Member: NAADAC, NBCC
bhall@richmont.edu

S. DAVID HALL, PSY.D.

Director of Haven Family Psychiatry and the Narrative Institute; President-Elect, TNAMFT; Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor; Psy.D., California Southern University; M.A., Richmont Graduate University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Madison; National Certified Counselor; Certified Sex Therapist; Specializations: narrative theory, men’s issues, adolescents, sexuality, addiction; Member: AAMFT, NAADAC, ABCST.
dhall@richmont.edu

GLEN HAVENS, M.D.

M.D., Medical University of South Carolina; graduate studies, Covenant Seminary; B.A., Covenant College. Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Residency in Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH. Specializations: AD/HD in adolescents and adults, neuroimaging, counseling, and the connection between physical and emotional illness.
havensg@bellsouth.net

Eniabitobi Kuyinu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Mercer University; M.MFT. Abilene Christian University; B.A. Theology, Life Theological Seminary; B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Benin. Specializations: anxiety, depression, adolescent counseling, marriage and family therapy, premarital counseling, sexual pain disorder in women, biofeedback and clergy care. Member: ACA.
ekuyinu@richmont.edu

GARY W. MOON, PH.D.

Chair of Integration, Professor of Counseling, Licensed Psychologist. Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.A., B.A., University of Georgia (CACREP Accredited); A.A., Emmanuel College. Specializations: spiritual formation and counseling. Member: ACA, ACES, ASERVIC, APA.
gmoon@richmont.edu

C. DEVON MILLS

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Ph.D. ABD Counselor Education & Supervision, Mercer University; M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy with certificates in Christian Sex Therapy and Trauma Counseling, Richmont Graduate University; B.A. Theology, Jackson College of Ministries. Member: ACA, ACES, IAMFC, ASERVIC
dmils@richmont.edu

MELLONIE MULLINS, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Designated Approved Supervisor, Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator, Certified Anger Management Specialist. Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University; M.A. Family Therapy, Mercer University; B.A. Psychology/Sociology, University of West Georgia. Member: AAMFT, GAMFT, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

DIANE PEARCE, PH.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ph.D., LasSalle University; M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Clinical Supervisor AAMFT. Specializations: marriage issues, depression, anxiety, abuse recovery, attachment, trauma, and eating disorders.

CLARK ROSE, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, Approved Supervisor. Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia; M.S. Community Counseling, University of Tennessee – Knoxville; B.A. English Literature and Business Minor, University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Member: CAPS, AACC, NCC, NBCC

SIANG-YANG TAN, PH.D.

Ph.D., B.A., McGill University. Licensed Psychologist. Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church, Glendale, CA. Specialization: integration of practical theology and mental health.

DEANNE J. TERRELL, PH.D.

Licensed Psychologist. Licensed Professional Counselor. Approved Clinical Supervisor recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Licensed Psychologist. Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., CACREP Accredited, Georgia State University; Diploma in Christian Counseling, Psychological Studies Institute; B.A., Samford University. Specializations: adult counseling, women’s issues, and marriage and family therapy. Member: ACA, ACES, IAMFC, NBCC, APA.
dterrell@richmont.edu

MORGAN WILKINSON, PH.D.

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, Board Eligible National Certified Counselor. Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Auburn University, M.A. Professional Counseling, Richmont Graduate University, B.A. Psychology, Auburn University. Member: ACA, ACES
mwilkinson@richmont.edu

 

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