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Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson | Chair

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

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

Dr. Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson serves as an Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary and General Studies Department 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.heuvelman-hutchinson@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 212

Dr. Gregory Bruce | Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.) Department

Gregory Bruce, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Program Coordinator for the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Department

Dr. Gregory Bruce serves as the program coordinator of the interdisciplinary studies (B.A.) Department at NGU. He holds a doctorate in literature and religion from Emory University's Institute of the Liberal Arts, as well as master's and bachelor's degrees from Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. Bruce has received numerous teaching awards, and his scholarship ranges from Christianity and culture to poetics and pedagogy. He also teaches in the English and Honors Programs at NGU, and he has a long-anticipated book of poetry on the way. Bruce continues to commute from Atlanta, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and where they spend as much time as possible with their five grandchildren. Bruce, a long-time athlete, remains an avid tennis player.

Phone: 864-977-7072

Email: greg.bruce@ngu.edu

Location: White Hall 207


Patricia Mercier, D.Min.

Assistant Professor of General Studies
Program Coordinator for General Studies
Assistant Director of the Center for eLearning

Dr. Mercier has experience in a diverse range of areas from child development and ministry to business, as well as higher education and administrative support. She developed the NGU Online General Studies program, making a classical liberal arts education available to adult learners. Dr. Mercier enjoys seeing adults return to finish their degrees and considers it a privilege to help them succeed and fulfill their calling.

Phone: 864-663-0272

Email: patricia.mercier@ngu.edu

Location: Greer Campus



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