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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

Mary Michener

Mary Michener

Program Director | mary-michener@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

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.

Faculty

Amy Evans

Amy Evans

Adjunct | ale42385@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Dr. Evans completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern College, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then completed a master's degree in counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in a variety different counseling settings, including private practice, college counseling center, and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. She has teaching experience with counselors-in-training both online. . . read more.

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

Adjunct Faculty | frejoe@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

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

Ryan Gunderson

Dean for Student Success and Retention | ryan-gunderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Couple and family therapy; families as systems; dynamics of interpersonal relationships; leadership development

Krystal Humphreys

Krystal Humphreys

Adjunct Faculty | k-d-humphreys@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research Includes: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking; Non-Suicidal Self-Injury; and Children and Adolescents in Military families.

Peter Jankowski

Peter Jankowski

Associate Professor of Psychology | pjankows@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

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

Shane Long

Shane Long

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

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.

Miranda Powers

Miranda Powers

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

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 the General Studies Program.

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Dan Rotach

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology | danny-rotach@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

Krista Soria

Krista Soria

Adjunct Faculty | ksoria@umn.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Dr. Soria teaches research courses for the Educational Leadership program.

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Michelle Steffenhagen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Education | allmica@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

College Student Development, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Management, Wellbeing

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Brinn Watson

Adjunct Faculty | bhw27758@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research and teaching interests include: Impact of public policy on children and families, low-income families and children, research methods, statistics for the social sciences

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