Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

Criminal Justice

 
Sam Jeffrey

Samuel Jeffrey - M.P.P.
501-279-5071
sjeffrey@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Master of Public Policy, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, 2002

Information:
- Began Teaching at Harding in 2015
- 10 years at the Central Intelligence Agency
- Private Security Contractor
- Federally Certified Polygrapher

Courses Taught:
Terrorism
Forensic Science
Interview and Interrogation
Cybercrime
Criminology
Crime and Deviant Behavior
Law Enforcement Administration and Management
Internship

Travis McNeal

Matthew Swindle - J.D.
501-279-4560
mswindle@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Juris Doctor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, 2012

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 2016
- Licensed as an attorney in Arkansas and Kentucky
- Former law clerk for Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Rhonda K. Wood

Courses Taught:
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Drugs, Alcohol, & Crime
Evidence
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Internship
Professional Ethics

Psychology

 
Travis McNeal

Travis McNeal - Ph.D.
Director of Psychology

501-279-4564
tmcneal@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at University of Mississippi, 1999

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 2009
- Arkansas Licensed Psychologist

Courses Taught:
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Data Analysis
Forensic Psychology
Social Psychology
Criminology

Ken Hobby

Ken Hobby - Ph.D.
501-279-4418
khobby@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Studies at Oklahoma State University, 1981

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 1989
- Arkansas Licensed Psychologist

Courses Taught:
Statistics
Research Methodology
Advanced Research
Abnormal Psychology

 
Glen Adams

Glen Adams - Psy.D.
501-279-4162
gadams@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1996

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 1996
- Arkansas Licensed Psychologist

Courses Taught:
General Psychology
Data Analysis
Psychological Testing
History and Systems
Counseling Theories
Techniques of Counseling
Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Ken Cameron

Ken Cameron - Ph.D.
501-279-4062
kcameron@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at University of Arkansas, 1982

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 1993
- Previous Arkansas Licensure in Psychology

Courses Taught:
General Psychology for Honors
Psychology and Christianity
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Techniques of Counseling
Cognition and Learning
Crime and Deviant Behavior

Jeremiah Sullins

Jeremiah Sullins - Ph.D.
501-279-5531
jsullins@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Memphis, 2010

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 2014
- Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Data Analysis
Psychological Testing
Social Psychology
Cognition and Learning
Research Methodology

Dwight Ireland

Dwight Ireland - Ed.D.
501-279-4347
direland@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ed.D. in Counseling at University of Arkansas, 1982

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in 1977  

Courses Taught:
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Techniques of Counseling

Kathy Howard

Kathy Howard - Ed.D.
Director of Field Placement
khoward@harding.edu

Degree/Institution:
Ed.D. Memphis State, 1992 

Information:
- Taught as an adjunct at Harding from 1985-1987, and began teaching full-time in 1988
- Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervision Specialist 

Courses Taught:
Field Experience
Cooperative Education in Psychology

Social Work

 

Terry Smith

Terry L. Smith, Ed.D., M.Div., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Chair, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences
Professor and Social Work Program Director

B. A.  Abilene Christian University
M. Div.  Abilene Christian
M. S. W.  University of Arkansas--Little Rock
Ed. D.  University of Memphis
 
Began teaching at Harding as an adjunct in 1985 and has taught full-time since 1990.  Has served as a Clinical Social Worker at Youth House, Inc. and as Director of Professional Services at Childrens' Homes, Inc.

Courses taught:
Social Work Practice III (SWK 352)
Social Welfare Policy and Services II (SWK 306)
Death, Loss, and Grief (SWK 402)
Child Abuse and Neglect (SWK 395)

Practice specialty areas: Loss and Grief, Child Welfare.

Phone: 501-279-4561
E-mail: tsmith@harding.edu

Debbie Ford

Debbie Ford, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Associate Professor and Program Field Coordinator

Began teaching full-time at Harding in 1994.  Has served as a Clinical Social Worker with White County Home Health, Community Counseling Services, and St. Joseph Hospital. She has served as a nursing home consultant

Courses taught:
Gerontology (SWK 345)
Social Work Practice I (SWK 350)
Social Work Practice II (SWK 351)
Seminar (SWK 451)
Field Placement (SWK 452)

Practice specialty area: Gerontology.

Phone: 501-279-4248
E-mail: dford@harding.edu

Kim Baker-Abrams

Kim Baker-Abrams, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work and Program Admissions Coordinator

Began teaching social work classes at Harding in 1997. Has had clinical experiences at Arizona State Hospital Forensic Behavior Management Unit for Women and Scottsdale Juvenile Diversion program

Courses taught:
Introduction to Social Work (SWK 275)
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (SWK 280)
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (SWK 281)
Social Work Research (SWK 330)
Human Diversity (SOC 410)

Practice specialty area: Mental Health.

Phone: 501-279-4356
E-mail: kbaker@harding.edu

Kathy Helpenstill

Kathy Helpenstill, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Associate Professor

B.S.W. Harding University
M.S.W.  University of Arkansas--Little Rock

Began teaching at Harding as an adjunct in 1999 and has taught full-time since 2012.  Is a Contract Clinical Social Worker, and has previous experience with Medical Social Work, BridgeWay Psychiatric Hospital

Courses taught:
Sociology (SOC 203)
Community Practice (SOC 412)
Child Welfare (SWK 399)

Practice specialty areas: Child Welfare, Trauma in Children, Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children, Forensic Interviewing of Children, and Mental Health.

Phone: 501-279-4074
E-mail: khelpenstill@harding.edu