Who We Are

Jean Kristeller

  Co -Director:
Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Areas of Interest: Mind-body health; mindfulness meditation; integrating spirituality into care practice

  Co- Director:
Thomas J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Areas of Interest: Religiousness/ spirituality and addictive behaviors; personal goals and well-being; forgiveness, altruism, & aggression; measurement of religiousness and spirituality; health effects of music

  Associate Director:
Patrick Bennett, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                   Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Interest:  Religion and health; psychology of religion; Social psychology of health


           Andrea Craft   Andrea Craft
Undergraduate Assistant

affiliated staff


Michele Boyer

Michele Boyer, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling
Chair of Counseling Department

Areas of Interest: Intercultural communication, and ethics in psychology; religion/spirituality in psychology; supervision/training; feminist theory and practice; sports psychology


Betsy Frank

  Betsy Frank, RN, Ph.D.
Professor of Nursing
Para-Rabbinic Fellow, United Hebrew Congregation

Areas of Interest: Spiritual intervention in oncology patients; Continuous quality improvement; Job satisfaction; qualitative methodologies

    Roy Geib
  Roy Geib, Ph.D.
Director and Assistant Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine at Terre Haute

Areas of Interest: Virology and Immunology: molecular biology of host-controlled resistance to oncogenic viruses; Psychoneuroimmunology; Tai-chi and diabetes care

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology
Director of Clinical Training

Areas of Interest: Consciousness, intentionality & responsibility; Self-care in practitioners; Issues in the Practice of Psychology; Social Interest and Criminal Behavior


Virgil Sheets

Virgil Sheets, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology

Areas of Interest: Evolutionary psychology; Religion, spirituality, and love; Spiritual experiences in nature; Measurement of religiousness and spirituality


Advisory Group / Affiliated Community Members


  Rev. Jack Diel
Director, ISU United Ministries Center
  Bing Wang Gale, MD Family Practice, Clinton, IN
Board Certified in Family Practice

Areas of Interest: Family Practice, Obstetrics, Holistic Health Care, Medical Missionary Work


Chandra Reddy

Chandra Reddy, M.D.
Director, HOPE Center, Terre Haute, IN

Areas of Interest: Oncology


Kathy Stienstra

Kathy Stienstra, M.D.
Maple Center, Terre Haute, IN
Board Certified in Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine

Areas of Interest: Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Family Practice, Obstetrics

  Rev. Doddie Stone (retired)
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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