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