Faculty Members and Research Interests
Austin C. Archer, Ph.D., Instructional Psychology, Indiana University, 1993. Dr. Archer joined the faculty in 1991, after having taught for two years at Illinois State University. His current research interests are in cognition, memory, and constructivist learning theory. Dr. Archer has published articles in various journals, including the Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Research in Christian Education. Dr. Archer currently teaches graduate courses in, Advanced Human Development, Qualitative Research, Psychology of Learning, and Counseling Diverse Populations.
Linda Ivy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 2005. Dr. Ivy completed her clinical internship at Oregon Health and Science University in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center in August, 2006. Clinical areas of interest include behavioral management training for families and cognitive behavioral treatments for depression and anxiety. Dr. Ivy's primary research focus has been on social cognitions, particularly in parents and families. She teaches Counseling Theories, Clinical Assessment, Cognitive Assessment, Career Counseling, and Counseling Individuals with Addictions.
Julian Melgosa, Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Andrews University, 1985. Dr. Melgosa joined the School of Education as dean in 2006. Prior to that date he worked in academic administration at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines. He taught a variety of subjects in psychology and education at Newbold College in England and Sagunto Adventist College in Spain. During his academic career, he has maintained a counseling practice and became a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society in 1995. His major interests include adolescent psychology, applied psychology, positive psychology, and the use of mental principles to pursue happiness. He has written a number of psychology books for the lay community. He teaches graduate Statistics and Methods of Research.
R. Lee Stough, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Akron, 1999. Before joining the faculty in 1999, Dr. Stough completed his internship at Southlake Center for Mental Health near Gary, Indiana. His area of specialty is marriage counseling. He currently teaches graduate courses in Advanced Theories, Group Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Practicum, Counseling Techniques, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling. Dr. Stough, a licensed psychologist, is director of Pathways to Change, the counseling center in Smith Hall, and maintains a private practice.