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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

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

Program Director | 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.

Faculty

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L. Paul Bernard

Adjunct Faculty | lsb58639@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Bethel University Adjunct Professor

Zachariah Berry

Zachariah Berry

Adjunct Faculty | zab59795@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Zachariah Berry is an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Adult and Professional Studies. He is currently completing his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Cornell University. His research interests are broadly in morality at work, with a focus on how people pursue their values and navigate conflicts between their values.

Kasey Erickson

Kasey Erickson

Adjunct Faculty | kasey-erickson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2024

Kasey Erickson is a practicing mental health therapist in the Twin Cities. Special interest areas include trauma, rest and renewal, and the intersection between theology and mental health.

Samuel Hintz

Samuel Hintz

Adjunct Professor | smh29748@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my doctorate in counseling psychology in 2013, focusing on the use of internet-based interventions to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Since that time I have worked as a staff psychologist for the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital and at the Sanford Health clinic in Alexandria, MN. I have had the good fortune to teach at the University of Minnesota during my training and later with the Masters in Counseling program here at B. . . read more.

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.

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Phillip Martin

Adjunct Faculty Instructor | Phillip-Martin@Bethel.Edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

After completing his B.A and M.A. he has worked in a variety of capacities as a therapist and in home therapist. He currently is heavily focused on helping others find healing in his therapy practice from addiction, disordered eating, and other responses to trauma. He brings his experience, passion, and non-pathologizing approach to help students grow in their educational and personal development as well as holistic image.

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Jenna Meese

Adjunct Faculty | jenna-meese@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Jenna Meese, MA, LPCC, SHRM-CP received her BA in Psychology from Bethel University in 2009. She completed her MA in Counseling Psychology from University of St. Thomas in 2011 and returned to school for a MA in Human Resource Management, which she completed in 2019. Jenna has been a licensed therapist since 2015 and has experience working with children and families in home and school based settings as well as in managed care/utilization review for a large insurance company. Jenna first tau. . . read more.

Mary Michener

Mary Michener

Associate Professor | mary-michener@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

As a lifelong learner, Michener leans into research in many areas including: conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership development, phenomenological research, trauama, abuse, emotional healing, emotional and spiritual development, adolescence, family dynamics, health, nutrition and fitness.

Kathlene Scholljegerdes

Kathlene Scholljegerdes

Adjunct Faculty | k-scholl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Dr. Scholljegerdes completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bethel and then graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a doctorate in counseling psychology. After working at Bethel for over 16 years, she was a staff psychologist at two Veterans Affairs hospitals. She provided psychotherapy for patients, focusing on trauma, and facilitated training for medical staff. Prior to working at the VA, she had an extensive background in career development and worked in hum. . . read more.

Krista Soria

Krista Soria

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

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

Shatera Thorson

Shatera Thorson

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | s-thorson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2024

Shatera is a Marriage and Family Therapist and adjunct instructor at Bethel University. She specializes in treating clients who have experienced trauma and enjoys integrating her experiences as a clinician into the classroom setting.

Gretchen Wrobel

Gretchen Wrobel

University Professor of Psychology | g-wrobel@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Wrobel conducts research on curiosity as it affects relationships in adoption, including the adopted person, adoptive parents, and birth parents.