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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

John Addleman

John Addleman

Program Director | j-addleman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

I have served in a variety of roles in my 35 years in Christian higher education including positions in student life, faculty, and administration. In the fields of Psychology and Counseling, I have been a full professor, chair of an undergraduate program in Psychology, and director of a graduate program in Counseling. My training is in general psychology and the field of human development. I have taught a variety of courses in psychology and counseling including introduction to psychology, . . . read more.

Faculty

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

| 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.

Krystal Humphreys

Krystal Humphreys

| 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.

Shane Long

Shane Long

| 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.

Mary Michener

Mary Michener

| 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.

Krista Soria

Krista Soria

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

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

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Michelle Steffenhagen

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

College Student Development, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Management, Wellbeing

Gretchen Wrobel

Gretchen Wrobel

| 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.