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Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice & Legal Studies 

 

Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.

Phone: 864-663-0147

Email: marti.glass@ngu.edu

Location: Greer Campus

 

Mark Roeder | Assistant Professor

Mark Roeder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Mark Roeder serves as an associate professor of political science at NGU. He received his bachelorís degree from Cedarville University, his masterís in international affairs from the University of Drayton, and a masterís and doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. Roeder has worked in a number of local, state, and national campaigns. Before coming to NGU in 2008, Roeder taught at Patrick Henry College and the University of Cincinnati. He is an avid music-lover, sports fan, and car guy.

Phone: 864-663-0065

Email: mark.roeder@ngu.edu

Location: White Hall 111

 

Staci M. Rollins | Associate Professor

Staci M. Rollins J.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Staci Rollins is an assistant professor in criminal justice at NGU. Rollins received an associateís degree in theatre and a bachelorís in English from NGU. She then received her Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. In private practice, she focused on family law and served as an attorney for guardians ad litem in DSS abuse and neglect cases. In her spare time, Rollins enjoys gardening and watching movies with her family.

Phone: 864-663-0053

Email: staci.rollins@ngu.edu

Location: AV Wood

 

Joshua Styles | Instructor

Joshua Styles, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Dr. Joshua Styles serves as instructor in the Christian studies program at NGU and also teaches courses in criminal justice and legal studies. Styles graduated from NGU with a bachelorís degree in Christian studies and earned his masterís in Christian ethics from Southeastern Seminary. After graduating from Southeastern, Styles worked for the Raleigh Police Department before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to spending time with his family, Styles enjoys watching college sports and playing Spikeball, Settlers of Catan, and other strategy board games.

Phone: 864-663-0278

Email: joshua.styles@ngu.edu

Location: White Hall 114

 

Department of Psychology

 

Shannon Dobson, Ph.D. | Chair of the department of Psychology

Shannon Dobson, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Shannon Dobson serves as associate professor of psychology at NGU. She is a native of Greenville, S.C., but spent 10 years at the University of South Carolina obtaining her bachelor's degree in psychology, master's in experimental psychology, graduate certificate in gerontology, and doctorate in experimental psychology. Dobson teaches several different classes, ranging from statistics and research methods to courses in developmental, cognitive, and health psychology. Her current research focuses on the impact of anxiety on performance in math classes. She has also studied cognitive change in memory, learning, and problem-solving over the adult lifespan. When she is not at work, she likes to garden, play with the newest technology available, and look at the stars through her telescope.

Phone: 864-977-7699

Email: shannon.dobson@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 101

 

Robert Gaddis, Ph.D. | Associat Professor

Robert Gaddis, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Robert Gaddis serves as an professor in the Psychology Department at NGU. He earned his master's degree in student personnel services (counseling) from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a doctorate in educational psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Besides teaching a variety of classes at NGU, Gaddis enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural events available in the Upstate area.

Phone: 864-977-7698

Email: robert.gaddis@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 210

 

Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.

Phone: 864-663-0147

Email: marti.glass@ngu.edu

Location: Greer Campus

 

Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson, Ed.D. | Assistant Professor

Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson, Ed.S., Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.) and General Studies
Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson serves as an Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and is also a professor of Psychology at NGU. She earned her master's degree in clinical psychology, Education Specialist degree in school psychology, and doctorate in education. Hutchinson is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified school psychologist who has served the needs of children in the school system and in private practice for 25 years. Hutchinson lives with her husband Greg in Simpsonville, S.C. They have four children: Rebekah, Rachel, Sarah, and Zacharias. Her three oldest children have all attended NGU for some part of their college studies. 

Phone: 864-663-0267

Email: lorene.hutchinson@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 212

 

Lisa Snyder, LISW | Instructor

Lisa Snyder, LISW, CP, & AP

Instructor of Psychology

Lisa Snyder provides instruction and counseling services at NGU. She is a licensed independent social worker and provides direct clinical services to individuals, families, and groups, as well as managerial, supervision, administrative, and consultation services to organizations and communities. Her experience prior to NGU included more than 20 years in crisis intervention, trauma response and interventions, medical social work, clinical assessment, diagnostic evaluations, and treatments in both nonprofit and private sectors. In her personal time, Snyder enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She serves in ministry alongside her husband, who is a pastor at a local Baptist church.

Phone: 864-663-0253

Email: lisa.snyder@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 216

 

Jared Thomas, Th.M. | Assistant Professor

Jared Thomas, MMFT, Th.M.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

Jared Thomas serves as the assistant director for Student Life and as an adjunct instructor for the Psychology Department at NGU. He earned his bachelorís degree in Christian studies from NGU and his masterís in marriage and family counseling and his master's in theology from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Thomas is currently working on his doctoral dissertation through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Thomas also serves as a counselor, and he is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of South Carolina. He and his lovely bride Lindsay have two children that keep them both busy. Thomas loves to meet with students and invites you to visit him anytime at his office in Campus Ministries and Student Engagement.

Phone: 864-663-0148

Email: jared.thomas@ngu.edu

Location: Tingle Student Center 126

 

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