About Me

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Dr. Bruce Vermeer

Dr. Bruce Vermeer
Professor of Psychology

Phone: (712) 722-6357
Email: Bruce.Vermeer@dordt.edu


B.A., Psychology, Calvin College (1985)

M.A., Clinical Psychology, The Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (1988)

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (1992)



Before I joined Dordt’s faculty in 2015, I was in clinical practice in geriatric neuropsychology and general clinical psychology for 23 years. I maintained an independent practice for a majority of that time, and I acquired considerable experience working in medical- and retirement community settings. During the last seven years of practice, my office was embedded in a large primary care physicians’ group.  Additionally, I have extensive experience in the development and use of behavioral interventions for individuals struggling with behavior problems related to neurocognitive disorder (dementia).



In 2017 I completed a pilot research project that sought to use advanced technological procedures to identify additional measures that might be drawn from a mainstream neuropsychological test of executive functioning. I plan to expand upon those results through future research. Additionally, I am involved in research and writing on models of the human soul.



Lifespan Development (PSYC 204 / CORE 251)

Biopsychology (PSYC 218)

Psychopathology (PSYC 224)

Ethics (PSYC 260)

Field Experience in Psychology (PSYC 371)

Counseling Theories (PSYC 374)

Psychometrics (PSYC 378)

Health Psychology (PSYC 382)