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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Peter Jankowski

Program Director | pjankows@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Areas of expertise

Jankowski’s research focuses on differentiation of self and spirituality; forgiveness; faith integration in psychotherapy; narrative and experiential therapy; and clinical supervision.


Chris Frank

Adjunct Instructor | christopher-frank@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Areas of expertise

Clinical counseling, sexuality, spirituality, intercultural sensitivity

Joel Frederickson

Associate Dean of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation | frejoe@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Areas of expertise

Frederickson’s research interests include the psychological impact of apologies and how students change over four years from participating in college. This includes changes in cognition, beliefs, and spirituality.

Ryan Gunderson

Associate Dean for Student Affairs | ryan-gunderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Couple and family therapy; families as systems; dynamics of interpersonal relationships; personal formation; differentiation of self

John Koester

Adjunct Instructor | jmk53845@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Areas of expertise

Systemic individual, couple, and family therapy, with particular interest in the development within a system, the development of individuals within those systems, and how growth and change may happen within those relationships

Shane Long

Adjunct Instructor | shane-long@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Areas of expertise

Family systems, differentiation of self, narrative and constructivist approaches in therapy, socio-economic and cultural issues in therapy, and integration of religion and spirituality in the field of psychotherapy.

Mary Michener

Coordinator of Course Evaluation/Materials | mary-michener@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Areas of expertise

Conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership development, phenomenological research, domestic violence, abuse, emotional healing, emotional and spiritual development, adolescence, youth ministry, family dynamics, health, nutrition and fitness.

Miranda Powers

Associate Dean for Campus Engagement | m-powers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Areas of expertise

Powers has been working as a Career Counselor and part time Clinical Counselor for the past 3 years. She has worked in higher education for a total of 9 years in a variety of roles. For the past 4 years, she has taught as an instructor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Bethel University in t. . . read more.

Dan Rotach

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology | danny-rotach@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

Michelle Steffenhagen

Adjunct Faculty | allmica@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Areas of expertise

College Student Development, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Management

Charlene Turner

Adjunct Instructor | charlene-turner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Areas of expertise

Turner specializes in counseling techniques and psychological diagnosis in children and adolescents and Marriage and Family issues.

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