Faculty

The individuals who will challenge you to learn:

Amy L. Gilbert, Ph.D., LMHC

Chair, Department of Graduate Counseling; Assistant Professor of Counseling


574-372-5100, ext. 6064

Education History

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Indiana University; M.A. in Counseling, Grace College; Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University

About

Amy Gilbert taught as an adjunct professor and served on the Advisory Council for the School of Behavioral Sciences at Grace before becoming full-time faculty in 2014. She is a licensed mental health counselor, who has practiced in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a faith-based counseling center, a juvenile residential center, a center for the chronically mentally ill and a school system. Her counseling specialties are women's issues and children with special needs. Her current focus of research is counselor education.

Thomas Edgington, Ph.D., M.Div., HSPP, LMHC

Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Behavioral Sciences


574-372-5100, ext. 6052

Education History

B.A. in Psychology, Grace College; M.A. in Biblical Counseling, Grace College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Ball State University

About

Thomas Edgington joined the Grace College faculty in 1992. He is a licensed psychologist and mental health counselor, who has practiced in community health centers, church counseling centers and private practice. He is involved in ongoing research and has interests in marriage counseling and counseling depression and anxiety.

Jerry Vuncannon, Jr., Ph.D., LPC (NC), NCC

Assistant Professor


574-372-5100

Education History

B.C.E. in Christian Education, East Coast Bible College; M.A. in Community Counseling, Regent University; Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University.

About

Jerry Vuncannon originally hails from North Carolina, where he was in professional practice. Through various settings, including government mental health, community agencies and private practice, Vuncannon has worked with various populations through the years. Through these experiences, he has gained considerable knowledge, which he utilizes in the classroom to help students learn practical aspects of the counseling field. His professional interests have included group counseling, multicultural counseling/issues, counselor training/development, counselor supervision, and counseling issues as it relates to international settings.

Deb Musser, Psy.D., LMHC

Professor of Counseling


574-372-5100, ext. 6469

Education History

B.A. in Elementary Education, Grace College; M.A. in Counseling, Grace College; Psy.D. in Clinical Pyschology, Adler School of Professional Pyschology

About

Deb Musser has been a core faculty member in the Graduate Department of Counseling since 2007. Musser has a passion for instilling hope to hurting people and is especially interested in women's issues and social justice. Before joining the full-time faculty, she worked for 12 years in the Student Affairs Department at Grace College. Musser is now teaching part-time and is also the director of the Grace College Health and Counseling Offices.

Lisa Wooley, Psy.D. HSPP

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

wooleylm@grace.edu
574-372-5100, ext. 6056

Education History

B.A., of Michigan; M.S., Baylor University; Psy.D., Baylor University.

About

Lisa Wooley is currently on the faculty at Grace College as an assistant professor of behavioral science. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University. She has worked for the Bowen center for the past 15 years in the capacity of a psychologist, county director or training director of the pre-doctoral training program. She has training in parent/child interactional therapy, with specialization in depression, play therapy, adult, child and adolescent therapy, sexual abuse, anxiety and attachment disorders. Her primary research interests include play therapy, attachment issues and trauma. She has been married to her husband, Larry, for 19 years, and they have three children. Her personal interests include reading, photography, pottery and swimming.

Angie O’Gieblyn, Ph.D., LPC

Assistant Professor

ogieblaa@grace.edu
574-372-5100, ext. 6055

Education History

B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Grace College; Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

About

Angie O'Gieblyn joins the Grace faculty as an innovative clinician, scholar and educator who has a passion for helping others become all of who God created them to be. As a clinician, she has worked in college counseling and in a group private practice, where she encountered a variety of clinical issues. Clinically, she approaches therapeutic work from an integrated attachment-based lens and focuses mostly on wellness, stress management, self-growth and family of origin issues. Research interests include self-efficacy, wellness, person of the therapist issues and counselor development.