For new faculty member Dan Norton, teaching psychology means dispelling misconceptions, utilizing clinical experience and contributing to the kingdom of God by washing peoples’ feet.
When Olivia Buelow ’18 graduated, her eyes were set on medical school. But an unexpected opportunity to work as a wardrobe dresser on Broadway for Moulin Rouge! The Musical introduced her to a new passion.
For engineering manager and church elder Tim Ells ’78, psychology training and faith foundation offer a rare lens to see the humanity in a world of rapidly advancing technology. “Computers are the tools, but I need to be able to understand my customers . . . my team.”
Over the course of three years, Kaye Cook (psychology) and Si-Hua Chang ’16 created ways to code qualitative research on topics ranging from how the Church has changed to whether women should be ordained to national laws that potentially undermine church practice.
The start of any new semester brings lots of new faces to campus. But the 99 faces in Ken Olsen Science Center don’t belong to first-year students or faculty members.