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Dr. L. Edward Hicks

Faulkner University | Dr. L. Edward Hicks
Phone: 334-386-7309
Email: ehicks@faulkner.edu
Dr. Hicks received in Bachelor's Degree in History from Claremont McKenna College in 1968, a Master's Degree in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in 1971, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Memphis in 1990. He has taught History for over 35 years. Among his many professional publications are articles on Restoration History and American Religious History, and a recent book on the resurgence of the Religious Right in American politics has received noteworthy critical praise. He specializes in teaching courses in European History, Political Science, Historiography, and Research and Writing in History. He continues to research and write in his field while teaching and advising students in the department.

Dr. Dixie Crawford Hicks

Faulkner University | Dr. Dixie Crawford Hicks
Chair of the Department of Social/Behavioral Sciences Department
Phone: 334-386-7139
Email: dhicks@faulkner.edu
Dr. Hicks received her Bachelor's Degree in History from California State University at Fullerton in 1970, a Master's Degree in History from the University of Memphis in 1990, and a Ph.D. in History from the same school in 1992. Her publications include articles on Church of Christ Mission History and Missionary Anthropology. Her areas of specialization include modern America, African American History, and the Civil Rights Movement in which she teaches upper-level courses. She also teaches Cultural Anthropology and survey courses in U.S. History. She continues to do research and is currently preparing a manuscript for publication on Marcus Garvey and Pan-Africanism.

Dr. Jason Jewell

Faulkner University | Dr. Jason Jewell
Phone: 334-386-7919
Email: jjewell@faulkner.edu
Dr. Jewell received a Bachelor's degree in History and Music from Harding University in 1995, a Master's degree in History from Pepperdine University in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University in 2004. His publications include a history of music at Harding University, and he is currently at work on his second book. His areas of specialization include Early Modern Britain, Early Modern Europe, and the Middle Ages. He also teaches courses in Non-Western Civilization and other areas of European history. He currently is helping to develop the proposed Master's degree in Liberal Arts and the interdisciplinary Western Heritage course sequence.

Dr. R. Joel Farrell II

Faulkner University | Dr. R. Joel Farrell II
Phone: 334-386-7276
Email: jfarrell@faulkner.edu
Dr. Farrell earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Auburn University in Counselor Education/Supervision with a specialization in Education Psychology. He earned a Master of Education in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Development. Dr. Farrell earned a Master of Science in Religion from Southern Christian University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Auburn University. Dr. Farrell has pursued postdoctoral training in the areas of biomedical ethics and school psychology. Dr. Farrell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Alabama by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Dr. Farrell has previously served in various teaching, training, counseling, consulting, and administrative roles in organizations including alternative education facilities, adolescent treatment programs, prison counseling programs, homeless facilities, addictions treatment programs, substance abuse prevention programs, vocational transition programs, college counseling centers, community counseling programs, and church counseling centers. He has counseling experience in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, career development, marriage, family life, chronic mental illness, addictions, forensics, criminality, sports performance, and student development. He has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses at Auburn University, Southern Christian University, and Tuskegee University. Dr. Farrell has served as a youth minister and family counseling minister to several congregations. He has served in leadership roles in several professional counseling organizations and community organizations. Dr. Farrell has received several academic and professional honors including Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He conducts research in the areas of addiction, family development/counseling, religious/spiritual development, student development, educational psychology, and biomedical/professional ethics.

Dr. Marvin Grunzke

Faulkner University | Dr. Marvin Grunzke
Phone: 334-386-7307
Email: mgrunzke@faulkner.edu
Dr. Grunzke received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Trinity University in 1954, a Master's Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1958, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Baylor University in 1966. He has taught and researched in the field of Psychology for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 31 years where he conducted much of his research in Experimental Psychology, including work on the Animal Space Flight Research Project from 1959 to 1963. He specializes in teaching courses in Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, and Behavioral Statistics. He continues to research and write in his field while teaching and advising students in the department.

Dr. Heath Willingham

Faulkner University | Dr. Heath Willingham
Phone: 334-386-7248
Email: hwillingham@faulkner.edu
Dr. Willingham completed his Ph.D. in 2007 from Auburn University in Counselor Education and Supervision. He has a Master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of South Alabama which he completed in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies which he received from Lipscomb University in 1999. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Alabama. Presently Dr. Willingham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Counseling program. Before beginning work for Faulkner University in 2007, Dr. Willingham worked for the East Alabama Mental Health Center in Opelika, Alabama, Mobile AIDS Support Services in Mobile, Alabama, and at the University of South Alabama Career Services Center, also in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to this he was Campus Minister at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In 1999 he was married to Shanna Leigh Cates and they have two daughters, Sophia and Sara. Dr. Willingham's research interests include student retention in higher education, existential therapy and the application of psychological type.

Ms. Joann Waters

Faulkner University | Joann Waters
Phone: 334-386-7310
Email: jwaters@faulkner.edu
Ms. Waters received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Huntingdon College and Master's Degrees in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery and at Troy State University. Her areas of specialization include research in Personality Theories, and Developmental and Abnormal Psychology. She has many years of teaching experience and serves a vital function as an experienced counselor in personal problems.

Adjuncts The university employs several adjunct Professors to teach specialized courses in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work who normally work with agencies such as Agape of Montgomery, and are professionals in these areas and expose their students to many practical and hands-on work experiences in these fields.

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