Holly Krech Thomas , Ph.D. » Department of Psychology

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.






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Holly Krech Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Holly Krech Thomas began teaching in the Psychology Department at Bethany College in 2012, after moving to Kansas from New York City, where she taught at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.


She received her doctorate in cognitive science and linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004.  With interests in cognitive psychology ranging from perception and attention to language processing, Krech Thomas’ research includes experimental studies about reading transfer and speech perception as well as pedagogical work on using contemplative practice in the classroom.


When not on campus, she teaches in the Christian education program at Christ Cathedral in Salina, volunteers in the PTA at her children’s school, and delights in riding her bicycle around town.