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

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

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

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

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

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  

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Ally Gutierrez - Ed.S.
501-279-4568
agutierrez@harding.edu 

Degree/Institution:
Ed.S. in School Psychology, Baylor University 2018

Information:
- Began teaching at Harding in the Fall of 2018
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist 

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

Degree/Institution:
B. A.  Abilene Christian University
M. Div.  Abilene Christian
M. S. W.  University of Arkansas--Little Rock
Ed. D.  University of Memphis
 
Information:
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.

Practice specialty areas: Loss and Grief, Child Welfare.

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

Kim Baker-Abrams

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

Information:

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

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

Degree/Institution:

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

Information:

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

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