Background & Qualifications
I have my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. I am a psychology professor at a small college in East Tennessee where I teach courses on death and dying, counseling, abnormal psychology, and related topics. I have experience counseling and completing psychological assessments in community mental health centers, college counseling centers, and a VA hospital. I have also led grief counseling groups at churches and colleges.
I am Certified in Thanatology (CT) and a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling . I have given numerous lectures and presentations on grief and death including a webinar and research presentations for ADEC. My research focuses primarily on the grief experiences of widowers, men’s grief, pet loss, and the use of grief rituals. I have written a book on helping widowers titled Counseling Widowers.
I am originally from Iowa, but now live in the foothills of East Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with my wife and two daughters.
Please contact me with any questions you may have.