A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Faculty Research Interests

Bryan Cafferky

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy - Kansas State University, 2015

  • Meta-analysis
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Qualitative research
  • Bowen family systems
  • Family violence
  • Military families

Ian P. Chand

PhD, Rural Sociology - Pennsylvania State University, 1980

  • Christian family therapy
  • Family law and ethics
  • Family mediation
  • Sociology of the family

Brian J. Distelberg

PhD - Michigan State University, 2009

  • Research methodologies
  • Statistics
  • Community and organizational systems
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Community based research
  • Social and behavioral health

Douglas Huenergardt

PhD, Communication and Social Influence - Northwestern University, 1967

  • Working with gender and power in couples therapy
  • Systemic program design and evaluation
  • Family and community systemic practice
  • Competency-based family therapy
  • Therapeutic use of self

Michelle A. Minyard-Widmann

MS, Child Life Development/Child Life - University of La Verne, 1995

  • Child development
  • Stress and coping in the hospital environment
  • Grief and loss

Mary E. Moline

DrPH, Preventive Health - Loma Linda University, 1994
PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy - Brigham Young University, 1979

  • Treatment of couples
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Family theory
  • Group therapy

Winetta A. Oloo

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2006

  • Recovery-oriented care
  • Clinical supervision
  • Adolescent and transitional-aged youth development
  • Treating severe mental illness

Alisha Saavedra

MA, Psychology (emphasis in Child Development) - California State University, San Bernardino, 2009

  • Child development
  • Stress and coping in the hospital environment
  • Grief and loss

Cheryl J. Simpson

PhD, Educational and Counseling Psychology - University of Oregon, 1980

  • Counseling psychology and educational psychology
  • Counselor licensure legislation and advocacy
  • Counseling program development and administration
  • Exceptional children and families
  • Forgiveness education and therapy
  • Psychological and educational assessment of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Psychological services in schools
  • Trauma education, trauma and children, and trauma and spirituality

Randall Walker

MS, Counseling - California State University, Fullerton, 1983

  • Substance use treatment
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Jacqueline M. Williams-Reade

PhD, Medical Family Therapy - East Carolina University, 2011

  • Medical family therapy
  • Adult and pediatric illness
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Grief
  • Qualitative research
  • Narrative therapy
  • Spirituality and meaning-making
  • Women's professional development in academia