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Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Make a difference in people's lives. Make a difference in your world. Make a difference with a degree from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department.


Pursue your passion to serve others through a degree in our Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. You will be equipped through comprehensive training, real-world experience, and practical instruction to launch your career path.

Take advantage of a host of opportunities to develop your professional skills by serving as a volunteer or intern in the community and get a hands-on start in a “helping” profession.

Develop your personal code of ethics as you integrate your Christian worldview into your vocational calling. You will be prepared to work and succeed in a variety of settings in both public and private sectors, such as schools, clinics, government offices, hospitals, and non-profit organizations.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Program List

Informational Video

Student Testimonial

Photo of Cecilia Corbin

Since beginning my undergraduate degree at Evangel, I have been wildly impressed by the professionalism, real-world application, and kindness displayed by the professors in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. Learning to balance knowledge of your profession and integration of faith in the workplace is essential. Our professors demonstrate how to achieve this balance on a daily basis.

Cecilia Corbin



Department Chair

Heather Kelly, Psy.D.

Department Chair for Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology

Full Time Faculty

Christine Flores, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Social Work Field Education

Christine Arnzen, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Graduate Counseling Programs

Debbie J. Bicket, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Guidance and Counseling

Huba Ray, Ed.D., LPC

Associate Professor

Deborah Johnson, Ph.D.


Jean Orr, Psy.D.

Associate Professor

Lisa Street, M.S.W., Ed.D., L.C.S.W.

Director of Social Work Program

Stephen Houseknecht

Director of Academic Support

Melody Palm, Psy.D.

Professor of Counseling

Eugene Arnold

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Kristen Kansiewicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jon Spence, Ed.D.

Director - Center for Student Success

Kevin Holle, M.S.

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty

David Crum

Adjunct Professor

Grant Jones, Ph.D.


Roger Moore, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice

Leah Wilson, M.A., LPC

Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Preston Kness

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Fulks, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Timothy Hayes

Adjunct Professor

J. Gary Rader, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Lindsay Wray

Adjunct Professor

Neva Atteberry, M.S., LPC, NCC

Adjunct Professor

Geoffrey W. Sutton, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology (Emeritus)

James Howser

Adjunct Faculty

Steve Gause

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Compliance Director Adjunct Faculty

Raquel Morrow, Ed.D., LPC

Adjunct Professor

Gregory Pollard, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Ben McBride, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Megan Bearden

Adjunct Professor

Reba Woolverton

Staff Counselor

Renee Cotton, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Department Admin

Jennifer Moske

Administrative Assistant