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Shanna Ray 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Admin

Executive Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Dr. Shanna Ray is a Nashville native and proud Lipscomb alumna. Since joining Lipscomb's faculty in 2002, Shanna Ray has been involved in various administrative roles. Currently, she serves as the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Prior to joining the CLAS Dean’s office, she was chair of the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Science for a total of 11 years, spanning from 2005-2008 and 2014-2022. Additionally, she directed the M.S. in Psychology program from 2012-2022 and was the founding co-director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in 2007.

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. in Psychology (minors in Chemistry, Biology), Lipscomb University (1993)
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University (1996)
  • Ph.D./M.S. in Developmental Psychology, Vanderbilt University (1998/2002)

Academic Department

College of Liberal Arts and SciencesPsychology, Counseling and Family Science