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 level courses, including Advanced Human Development, Qualitative Research, Psychology of Learning, and Counseling Diverse Populations.
Bob Egbert, Ph.D. Ed.D, Counseling Psychology, The Union Institute, 1994. Before joining the faculty in 2001, Dr. Egbert taught in graduate clinical programs for Loma Linda University and Southern Adventist University. His research interests are in cross-cultural family dynamics and spirituality in therapy. He has had a private practice for nineteen years with specializations in marriage and family therapy and child and adolescent treatment. He currently teaches Psychopathology and Child and Family Counseling.
Gail S. Rittenbach, Ph.D., Educational Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington, 1986. Dr. Rittenbach joined the faculty in 1986 after having taught English and literature in high school. Her research interests are in gifted women and women in science. She has articles in both areas currently in progress and has been published in various literary journals. She currently teaches Statistics in Research 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 areas of specialty include marriage and family therapy. He currently teaches graduate courses in counseling, including: Advanced Theories, Group, Practicum, Marriage, Techniques, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling. Dr. Stough, a Liceased Psychologist, is director of Pathways to Change, the counseling center in Smith Hall and maintains a private practice.
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, Psychological Assessment and Career and Lifestyle Development.