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Anna Ord, Psy.D.
DeanM.S. in Psychology Program Director / Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4673More about Anna Ord, Psy.D.


The Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates that job opportunities for professional counselors and psychologists will grow faster than average for most careers during the next several years. This is good news for our graduates in terms of their career outlook. Yet this projection is also a reflection of the incredible need for healing that exists in humanity. We have been privileged to train well-equipped professionals who can be agents of God’s restorative grace in people’s lives. Our graduates provide assistance to people across the spectrum of life’s challenges: from helping people cope better with daily hassles to contending with traumas and matters of life and death. Our aim is to cultivate graduates who ethically serve in such critical roles with exemplary competence and faithfulness to biblical principles.

We are committed to offering training, which exemplifies the high standards of professional accreditation in counseling and psychology and to fully prepare our graduates to embrace their respective professional or paraprofessional identities.

Whether you are just visiting our website, currently enrolled in our programs or otherwise engaging our academic community, we hope you will experience the dynamic and exciting scholarly journey that has been our calling.

Anna Ord, Psy.D.
Dean & Associate Professor

One of the strengths of the School of Psychology & Counseling lies in our distinguished faculty and talented staff. Our faculty is made up of professional clinicians, researchers and educators who are dedicated to excellence in their own lives and in the lives of the students they teach. Faculty members, often partnering with students, make national and international presentations, participate in conferences, and contribute to hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other scholarly works. But our professors don’t just stand in front of a classroom — they stand alongside their students as clinical supervisors and mentors who are invested in the overall academic, professional and personal development of those they teach.

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Carletta N. Artis, Psy.D.
Counseling Ministries Department ChairPh.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies DirectorM.A. in Human Services & M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs DirectorAssistant Professor757.352.4842
Kathleen R. Arveson, Ph.D.
Senior LecturerCounseling Department
Linda J. Baum, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4371
Ashleigh Bruns, Ph.D.
InstructorCounseling Department
John Ferreira, Ph.D.
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Denise Friedman, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4476
Fernando Garzon, Psy.D.
Assistant Dean for AcademicsInterim Psy.D. Program Director / ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4341
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Daniel C. Holland, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4264
Jonathan Hoover, Ph.D.
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Hannah Jones, Psy.D.
Assistant ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4312
Vanessa Kent, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4702
Jasmine Knight, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program DirectorAssociate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4375
Anna Ord, Psy.D.
DeanM.S. in Psychology Program Director / Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4673
Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.
Psychological Services Center DirectorAssociate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4292
Stephen Parker, Ph.D.
Professor EmeritusCounseling Department
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.
ProfessorRosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health PracticePsychology Department757.352.4296
Helen I. Runyan, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4383
Mark A. Saunders, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department
David Savinsky, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4853
James N. Sells, Ph.D.
ProfessorRosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health PracticeCounseling Department757.352.4368
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.
Counseling Department Chair / Associate ProfessorClinical Counseling Programs DirectorCounseling Department757.352.4499
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.
Psychological Services Center Assistant DirectorAssistant ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4280
Gregory L. Stewart, Ph.D., LPC
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Ministries Department757.352.4868
Keith Wilkerson, Ph.D.
LecturerCounseling Department
Olya Zaporozhets, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4700


Mandy Baraka, Ph.D.
Ashley Bauman, M.A.
Andreas Bienert, Ph.D.
Evelyn Biles, D.Min.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon, M.A.
Lisa Compton, Ph.D.
LaShauna Dean, Ph.D.
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Michelle Fielder, M.A.
Michael Franks, Psy.D.
Crista Gambrell, Ph.D.
Susan George, Psy.D.
Beth Gerhard-Burnham, Ph.D.
Mary Guman, Ed.D.
Penny Hamblin, Ed.D.
Kurtis Hooks, MPH
Teri Hourihan, Ph.D.
Alicea Jenkins, M.A.
Judith L. Johnson, Ph.D.
David Jones, Ed.D.
Kristen Kansiewicz, M.A.
Brenda Keck, Ph.D.
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Matthew Konst, Ph.D.
Anita Kuhnley, Ph.D.
Robert Kuschel, M.S.
Shannon Kuschel, M.S.
Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Jennifer Linnekaste, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Paul Loosemore, M.A.
Jessica McCleese, Psy.D.
Jennifer McCurrach, M.A.
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
Raymond Nairn, Ph.D.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Annie Phillips, Ph.D.
Jacob Phillips, Psy.D.
Deborah Reed, M.A.
Keshia Ross-Williams, M.A.
Jeremy Ruckstaetter, Ph.D.
Suhad Sadik, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Corie Schoeneberg, Ph.D.
Erynne H. Shatto, Ph.D.
Kaitlyn Stafford, Ph.D.
Steve Stuhlreyer, M.A.
Katlin Ternes, Psy.D.
Deanna Towns, M.A.
Amanda Trent, Psy.D.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Jay Wiles, Psy.D.
Latasha Williams, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.

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