Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Mrs. Colleen BryanDr. Colleen Bryan
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3707

  • Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, February 2009
  • M.Ed. George Mason University, Counseling and Development, 1987.
  • B.A. Eastern Nazarene College, Social Work, 1980.
Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Psychology, August 2009 present
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, 2002 2009
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychology, September, 1989-2002. (Promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor effective August 1993.
  • Director of Counseling, Northwest Nazarene College, August, 1987 to July, 1989.
  • Resident Director, Northwest Nazarene College, August, 1987 to July 1989.
  • Independent Consultant, MAXIMUS, Inc., September, 1981 to August, 1987.
Professional Organizations:
  • Member, Psi Chi (Psychology National Honor Society), 2004 present
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA), June 1998 May 2005
  • Member, American Psychological Society (APS), September 1998 August 2002
  • Member, American Counseling Association (ACA), 1987 - 2004; included membership in American College Counseling Association (ACCA), 1992 - 1998
  • Charter Member, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), 1994 - 2004
Selected Published Works and Presentations:
  • "Conflict Resolution and Basic Counseling Skills," lecture for Pastoral Care of Children and Youth class, MVNC, May, 1997; May, 1998.
  • "Conflict Resolution and Crisis Intervention," lecture for Social Work course, MVNC, November, 1996.
  • "Intra- and Interdepartmental Communication in the Workplace," workshop for MVNC faculty and staff; co-facilitated with Dr. Randy Cronk, March, 1997.
  • "Nonverbal Communication," workshop for Enerezan staff, MVNC, October, 1995.
  • "Conflict Resolution and Crisis Intervention," lecture for Leadership Skills class, MVNC, March, 1993 to March, 1997.
Favorite Scripture Verse:

Psalm 139:14 - "I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well."

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:

Travel, home renovation, family gatherings

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