Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department Chair

Dr. Heather Kelly
B.A. Bethany Bible College
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
Psy.D. Fuller Theological Seminary

Tracy Curtis – Administrative Assistant

Jami Pool – Social Work Program Assistant

Marin Masi – Office Assistant


Lacey Nunnally
Social Work Program Director
B.S. University of Southern Mississippi
M.S.W. University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Grant Jones
B.S. Evangel University
M.A. Missouri State University
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Roger Moore
B.S. Drury University
M.S. Lincoln University
Dr. Deborah Johnson
B.S. Evangel University
M.A. Bradley University
Ph.D. Capella University
Dr. Melody Palm
B.A. Bethany Bible College
M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Psy. D. Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Dr. Heather Kelly
B.A. Bethany Bible College
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
Psy.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. Huba Ray
B.S. Missouri State University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. St Louis University
Debbie Bicket
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Missouri State University
Dr. Jean Orr
B.A. Evangel University
M.A. Forest Institute
Psy.D. Forest Institute
Dr. Christine Arnzen
B.S. Evangel University
M.A. Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Ph.D. Regent University
Dr. Lisa Street
Social Work Field Coordinator
B.S.W. University of Missouri
M.S.W. University of Missouri
EdD University of Missouri-Columbia
Dr. Jeff Fulks
B.S. Illinois State
M.S. Illinois State
Ph.D University of Texas, Arlington

Adjunct Faculty

James Howser Keith Ray Mackie
Kelly Ward Steve Gause
David Millsap Tara Downie
Stephanie Gerlek Caleb Taylor
Steve Pulis Melissa Sundwall
Kerry Marsh

Dr. Heather Kelly: Student-centric Psychology professor

Is there any such thing as a chance meeting? Ask Dr. Heather Kelly. After teaching eight years on the California coast, and seven more in sunny Florida, she moved to Springfield last summer to teach psychology at Evangel University. Kelly first visited the EU campus several years ago for a professional conference, but it was ...

Categories: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Human Serivces, Psychology

Ana Pierce in Aruba

Trip to exotic tourist destination proves eye-opener for recent grad

“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya …” was the tune in my head as I planned for a summer service trip to Aruba. I have gone on several of these trips before, so I understood that an exotic destination did not necessarily mean the trip would be all fun and games. I went with ...

Categories: Alumni Relations, English, French, Psychology, Uncategorized

Dr. Larry Toll

Dr. Larry Toll: history professor

When Dr. Larry Toll is not in an Evangel University classroom teaching history, he is out in the community living it. In the summer months you might find him working as a national park ranger at nearby Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, participating in a Civil War reenactment, doing a live demonstration of historic weapons, or ...

Categories: History, Social Studies Education

Lacey Nunnally

Lacey Nunnally: Social Work Program Director

Social Work Program Director Lacey Nunnally, a Mississippi native, obtained both her undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has experience working in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers and has owned a consulting business to deal with social work compliance in long-term care facilities. Nunnally came to teach ...

Categories: Social Work

Donna Washburn

Dr. Donna Washburn: Behavioral Sciences Department Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. Donna Washburn, PhD, LCSW, is a 1998 graduate of Evangel University’s Social Work program. She went on to receive her master’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent in 2015. She began teaching upper level social work courses at Evangel in 2000. Washburn ...

Categories: Social Work, Sociology