Studying psychology at Bethany, students get
- Rigorous, challenging course work
- Laboratory and field experiences
- The opportunity to engage in research with faculty
- A liberal arts education
Any college or university can provide a solid undergraduate preparation in psychology. At Bethany, students also get hands-on research experience and learn principles of ethical practice, along with critical thinking and writing skills. Bethany places heavy emphasis on participation and leadership so that students gain the skills necessary to be leaders in their fields and communities. There are hundreds of career and professional choices for a psychology major.
Dr. Douglas has been an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Bethany College since 2006, where she teaches General Psychology, The Psychology Major, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Learning. She has also taught courses for Wichita State University, University of Phoenix Online, and Upward Bound Math/Science.
Dr. Douglas earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology with a minor in Math, a M.A. in Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Community/Clinical Psychology, all from Wichita State University. Her research interests include student perceptions of cheating, human/companion animal attachment and relinquishment, and student perceptions of teaching effectiveness. She has co-chaired the Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Convention, and presented papers, posters, and symposia at various research conferences.
Dr. Douglas is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Teaching Psychology (Division 2, APA), Society for Community Research and Action, Southwestern Psychological Association, Society for Applied Multivariate Research, and Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology.
Currently, Dr. Douglas volunteers as a consultant for the Branch Community Garden in Lindsborg, Kan., and as a Fellowship Committee member at University Friends Church in Wichita, Kan.. She is also a Master Gardener and volunteers with special events at the Kansas Humane Society. She chairs the Assessment Subcommittee at Bethany, and is a member of the Teaching Education Committee and the Online Course Committee.
Her main hobby is her incredibly fascinating, amazingly perfect 22-month-old grandson, and she also enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats and her extended family.
Andrea Ring began working as an adjunct professor at Bethany College in spring 2009. In fall 2009, she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of psychology.
Her fields of interest include anxiety disorders, women’s issues and self-esteem. At Bethany, she teaches classes in general psychology and abnormal psychology.
Ring holds a master’s of science in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s of science in psychology, both from Fort Hays State University.