Faculty & Staff

One of our department's biggest strengths is our faculty. The members of Lipscomb University's faculty are highly-qualified professors and working clinicians with a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. The core faculty consists of doctoral-level professors representing the areas of counseling, family therapy, clinical psychology, health psychology, neuroscience, child development and cognitive psychology. They have won a number of awards for teaching and advising: six Outstanding Teacher awards, two Baker Awards, and two Outstanding Advisor Awards. The department supplements this group with several excellent part-time and visiting faculty members who are experts in their fields.

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

Dale Alden

Dale Alden

Assistant Professor

Alden is a longstanding faculty member in the department of psychology and counseling. He teaches Introduction to Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, and Biological Psychology for the graduate program. Alden is a Licensed Psychologist, HSP, who specializes in clinical neuropsychology and maintains a private practice in Columbia, Tenn. His education includes a... [More]

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615.966.5823 (ext. 5823)

Roy Hamley

Roy Hamley

Professor

Hamley is a longstanding professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling and has been awarded three "Outstanding Teacher" awards by the university for excellence in teaching. Hamley teaches Grief/Crisis Counseling and Multicultural Issues in Counseling. He has an M.A. in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and an Ed.D.... [More]

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615.966.5753 (ext. 5753)

Nancy Magnusson Durham

Nancy Magnusson Durham

Professor

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615.966.5343 (ext. 5343)

Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan

Morgan joined the psychology and counseling faculty in Fall 2013 after a several years in the Lipscomb University Counseling Center where he served as a therapist and the Director of Testing Services. He received his Doctor of Education degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist... [More]

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615.966.6303 (ext. 6303)

Jake Morris

Jake Morris

Professor and Director of Grad

Morris joined the psychology and counseling faculty in July 2009, after 10 years of teaching in the psychology and counseling programs at Freed-Hardeman University. His received his doctorate in Educational Psychology (with an emphasis in Counselor Education) from University of Mississippi in 2000. Morris has taught many graduate counseling classes... [More]

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615.966.6652 (ext. 6652)

Melanie Morris

Melanie Morris

Asst Prof/Dir Grad Psychology

Melanie Morris coordinates the Practicum and Internship process for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and supervises practicum/internship students. Morris received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Mississippi and is a Licensed Psychologist, HSP. She came to Lipscomb after eight years of teaching at Freed-Hardeman University. [More]

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615.966.5658 (ext. 5658)

Shanna Ray

Shanna Ray

Professor

Ray is the coordinator for the M.S. in Psychology program and organizes the master's thesis process for the department. She also teaches Lifespan Development for the graduate program. Dr. Ray has an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D./M.S. in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University.... [More]

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615.966.5833 (ext. 5833)

Douglas Ribeiro

Douglas Ribeiro

Assistant Professor Psychology

Ribeiro joined the psychology and counseling faculty in Fall 2012 after completing his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He teaches Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, and supervises students completing their practicum/internship experience in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His therapeutic approach is grounded... [More]

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615.966.7142 (ext. 7142)

Frank Scott

Frank Scott

Scott has been an adjunct professor since 1998 and is now serving as the University's Counseling Center Director. He teaches classes in Group Therapy, Human Sexuality, and Suffering: Psychological Insights. He has taught at colleges in Texas and at four middle Tennessee universities . He has been in private practice,... [More]

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615.966.1990 (ext. 1990)

Denis Thomas

Denis Thomas

Assistant Professor Psychology

Denis' Thomas joined the faculty in 2012 after several years on faculty at Lindsey Wilson College. She earned a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and a master's degree in school counseling from Middle Tennessee State University before earning a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee.... [More]

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615.966.5599 (ext. 5599)

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Professor

Turner is a longstanding professor at Lipscomb University and has been awarded three "Outstanding Teacher" awards and one "Outstanding Advisor" award. Turner teaches Research Methods & Statistics and Integration of Psychology and Christianity Seminar. He teaches Drugs and Behavior and History and Systems of Psychology at the undergraduate level. His... [More]

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615.966.5832 (ext. 5832)

Staff

Urszula Collier

Urszula Collier

Administrative Assistant

Collier joined the department in 2012 to work with the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She received her BA in English from Harding University. She is also a professional translator and ESL teacher. [More]

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615.966.5213 (ext. 5213)

Kathi Johnson

Kathi Johnson

Recruiting & Marketing Coord

A Lipscomb alum, Johnson joined the Department of Psychology and Counseling in 2012 and works primarily with the Graduate Studies program as the Outreach and Enrollment coordinator. Her career has been in the nonprofit industry for the past 13 years with a focus in fundraising and volunteer management. [More]

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615.966.5237 (ext. 5237)

Andrea Mills

Andrea Mills

Asst Dir of Counseling Center

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615.966.5737 (ext. 5737)

Karen Morgan

Karen Morgan

Administrative Assistant

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615.966.1781 (ext. 1781)

Elena Zemmel

Elena Zemmel

Administrative Assistant

Zemmel has served as the administrative assistant for the Department of Psychology and Counseling since 2005. She coordinates the application and admissions process for the Graduate Programs (among many other things). [More]

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

Adjunct Faculty

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Julie Barnes

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Scott Ericson

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Shelia Faulkner

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Ken Gordon

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Tracy Hall

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Linda Hazel

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Kyle Horst

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Jeremy Johnson

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Liz Lane

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Jenny Mason

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615.966.5599 (ext. 5599)

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Megan Parker Peters

College of Education Temp

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John Rigney

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Tiffany Rogers

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Angela Thompson

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615.966.6220 (ext. 6220)

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Kyle Turner

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Tina Waymire Collier

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)

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Trina Winters

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615.966.5906 (ext. 5906)