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Dr. Mark Christians

Professor of Psychology

EDUCATION Ed.D., University of South Dakota (Counseling and Supervision, 1996) M.Ed., Northern Arizona University (School Counseling, 1986) BA, Dordt College (Psychology and Education, 1985) After graduating from Dordt College in 1985, I completed a master’s degree in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University and worked as a School Counselor from 1986-89 at Des Moines Christian School (Des Moines, IA ). In 1989 I began my work at Dordt College as the Director of Personal Counseling. I completed my doctoral degree from the University of South Dakota in 1996 and completed three more years of service at Dordt College in the counseling center. In 2000 I began teaching in the psychology program and this fall am beginning my 21st year of teaching and 31st year of work at Dordt.

SERVICE AT DORDT UNIVERSITY I am the chair of the psychology program, serve as Faculty Chair of the Academic Senate; advise students in the psychology and pre-occupational therapy programs; coach the men's and women's golf teams, and teach (or have taught) the following courses: PSYC 204: Life-Span Development (face-to-face & online), PSYC 224: Psychopathology; PSYC 260: Ethics; PSYC 370: Helping Skills; PSYC 374: Counseling Theories; PSYC 376: Personality Theories; PSYC 382: Health Psychology; PSYC 384: History of Psychology and Worldview.