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Department of Behavioral Sciences

The department includes Behavioral Science, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology.
Behavioral Sciences is an intersection of the study of the individual and the study of society. It represents an exploration and understanding of the effects of human actions and relationships between individuals in the family, workplace, and society. The behavioral sciences major may be taken on either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree and can lead to a broad range of career options, such as caseworker, behavioral interventionist, market researcher analyst, human relations director, and mental health case manager.                                                                    The mission of the Department  is to provide students with the opportunity to use the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in their major to promote intellectual development and spiritual growth. Students apply basic research methods, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation; respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and social processes.

Name/Title Division Phone
Dr. Allen Appiah-Boateng
Associate Professor of Counseling Education
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2318 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Lisa Daniel
Assistant Professor of Psychology
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2096 Send Message View Bio
Dr. David Deel
Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2252 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Natalie Hale
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2088 Send Message View Bio
Eric Hillman
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2094 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Terri Howe
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Director, Counseling Care Center
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2091 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Mark Miller
Professor of Sociology
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2092 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Jennifer Mobley
Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2095 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Festus Obi
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2251 Send Message View Bio
Dr. Laurie Smith
Dean
Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Sociology
School of Natural and Social Sciences 903.923.2090 Send Message View Bio