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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.

Department Chair

Angela Sabates

Angela Sabates

Professor of Psychology and Department Chair | a-sabates@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Dr. Sabates' research interests are broadly related to social perception and inter-group relations. For example, her research has focused on the possible connections between hyper-masculinity bias and endorsement of negative social attitudes, factors related to some Christians' anti-Muslim attitudes, the relationship between self-perception and degree of religious affiliation, and differing moral preferences of college majors. She is also interested in how Christian perspectives are relate. . . read more.

Faculty

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

Associate Professor of Psychology | rm-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Associate Professor of Psychology

Sherryse Corrow

Sherryse Corrow

Professor of Psychology | shc62369@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Corrow received her bachelors degree in psychology from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in child psychology with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She also completed four years of postdoctoral training in neuroscience (emphasis in neurology/ophthalmology and visual sciences) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Sherryse teaches courses pertaining to cognitiv. . . read more.

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

Professor of Psychology | 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.

Ruth Nelson

Ruth Nelson

Professor of Psychology | rnelson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Nelson's research interests include adoption and academic achievement, faith integration with disability studies, academic support services for English Language Learners, and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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.

Adjunct Faculty

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Ryan Hovis

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | ryan-hovis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Teaching Partner of Counseling

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Brenna Keefe

Adjunct Instructor of Human Services | brk83329@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Adjunct Instructor of Human Services

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Amy Bianchi-Ross

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | amb94568@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2024

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

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Nicole Centanni

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | n-centanni@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Nicole is an experienced career coach with a focus on positive psychology, design thinking and wellbeing.

Kasey Erickson

Kasey Erickson

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | 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.

Krystal Humphreys

Krystal Humphreys

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | 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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Alicia Ochs

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | a-ochs@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

Kathlene Scholljegerdes

Kathlene Scholljegerdes

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | k-scholl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Dr. Scholljegerdes completed her masters 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 human . . . read more.

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Bailey Thompson

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology | bailey-a-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2022

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

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Linde Getahun

Associate Professor of Psychology Emerita | getlin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

Associate Professor of Psychology Emerita

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology Emeritus | ajohnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Dr. Andy Johnson's research interests include religion and gender violence. He edited the volume "Religion and Men's Violence Against Women."

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Lucie Johnson

Professor of Psychology Emerita | johluc@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Professor of Psychology Emerita

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James Koch

Professor of Psychology Emeritus | je-koch@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Jason Li

Jason Li

Professor of Psychology Emeritus | j-li@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Li focuses his research on cross-cultural and multi-cultural competence in counseling. He also has a passion for exploring the integration of psychological and Christian perspectives in counseling.

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Steven McNeel

Professor of Psychology Emeritus | mcnste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1978

Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Katherine Nevins

Katherine Nevins

Professor of Psychology Emerita | k-nevins@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

Nevins focuses her research on college student development, women's lives and choices, strategies for improving teaching and learning, and conflict resolution.

Carole Young

Carole Young

Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology Emerita | youcar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Young focuses her research on the processes of retrieving knowledge from semantic memory. Specifically, she looks at what retrieval strategies people use and how metacognitive factors influence the choice of strategies.

Ben K Lim

Ben K Lim

Professor of Marital and Family Therapy Emeritus | b-lim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Dr. Lim's teaching, writing, and specializations include systemic relational therapy, premarital counseling, marriage enrichment, parenting, multicultural therapy, spiritual issues, missionaries, and pastoral self-care, trauma, grief, and loss issues. In addition to training therapists, he also teaches pastoral care classes for ministers of the Gospel. An ordained minister, Ben has pastored for many years in different churches in Malaysia, Singapore, Texas, and California. Ben is a Clinical. . . read more.