All of the courses, whether online or in the classroom, are taught by experienced ETBU faculty from the Department of Psychology, who are active counselors and accomplished scholars. ETBU’s faculty will encourage and mentor you to consider your own faith, the faith of others, and the relationship between counseling and issues connected to faith in your profession.

Below you can learn about our graduate faculty members.


Dr. David Deel, PhD, LPC-S

Program Director

Phone: 903-923-2252

Email: ddeel@etbu.edu


Gerald E. Nissley, Jr., Psy.D., LP

Phone: 903-923-2095

Email: gnissley@etbu.edu



Dr. Bob Benefield

Phone: 903-923-2089

Email: rbenefield@etbu.edu