Dr. Jeff Terrell

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Dr. Jeff Terrell

Dean, College of Education & Human Services
Professor of Counseling Psychology

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Samford University


Dr. Jeff Terrell is Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Professor of Counseling Psychology at John Brown University

Dr. Terrell served as President of Richmont Graduate University for fourteen years (Richmont is a graduate school with campuses in Chattanooga and Atlanta).

Dr. Terrell has served as president of the international Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), a professional organization of Christian mental health professionals. He has also served as an executive committee member and has chaired the endowment committee.

Dr. Terrell is a licensed psychologist in both Georgia, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and is also a nationally certified counselor. In addition, he is an ordained minister. He has published numerous articles in professional journals, chapters in books and has served on the editorial boards of several journals.

Dr. Terrell earned both an M.S. (CACREP accredited) and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (APA accredited) from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also served as Chief Resident in Psychology at the VA Medical Center in Biloxi Mississippi.

Prior to serving as president at Richmont Graduate University, Dr. Terrell was a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, and a staff psychologist with the Justice Department.

Dr. Terrell’s current research interests involve personality disorders and depth models of psychotherapy. He also maintains a small clinical practice, and he and his wife are frequent speakers in conference and church settings. He also does strategic planning for organizations in transition and consults with family businesses experiencing transition or conflict due to psychological factors.

Dr. Terrell also has a background in ministry, earning a B.A. from Samford University and an M.Div. in Biblical Languages at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, serving in fulltime vocational ministry for approximately ten years.

Dr. Terrell and his wife DeAnne (also a psychologist and a professor at John Brown University) have been married for thirty years and have two children: Natalie (25) and Nathan (22).


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