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Psychology / Religion Major


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Susan Hughey-Rasler

Psychology Department Chair, Director of Assessment, and Professor of Psychology,
Richard Beans

Dr. Richard Beans

Assistant Professor of Psychology

I grew up in the Assemblies of God church, but have been a member of the Free Methodist Church since 1986. I joined the faculty of Greenville College in 1987 and have attended the Greenville FMC regularly. I've taught an adult Sunday school class for more than a decade and enjoy making connections between scripture and psychology. An interest in picture books was kindled by reading to my children regularly during their preschool years and seeing how it benefited both me and my children in many ways. I have made conference and classroom presentations on how to use picture books as an aid to childhood development and I use picture books regularly in the classroom to illustrate psychological concepts. While on sabbatical, I began to work on a book about the psychology of picture books and continues to complete the work.


Dr. Eric Watterson

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ruth Huston

Ruth Huston

Adjunct in Philosophy and Religion
Rick McPeak

Dr. Rick McPeak

Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion
Ben Wayman

Dr. Ben Wayman

Assistant Professor of Religion
Kent Dunnington

Dr. Kent Dunnington

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

My favorite thing about teaching at Greenville is the student-professor relationships that are common here.  A lot of places advertise such things, but there is something about Greenville College that breeds strong, informal connections between students and their professors.  I love being at a place where students just expect that my office is open to them---and it is!

What attracted you to the Philosophy department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was attracted to philosophy in the first place because I found that all of my questions ended up being philosophical questions.  I couldn't have known this at the time, but when I was in college and took my first philosophy class I discovered that other people had thought long and hard about what seemed to me to be the most important questions anyone could ask.


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