The faculty members of the IWU Division of Behavioral Sciences are all professionals in their own areas; most practice their disciplines off campus a limited amount of time along with their teaching responsibilities. This allows them to stay current in their fields and in touch with the world they seek to serve. Some faculty members do private counseling; some are school counselors, social workers and researchers; and many are leaders in community "helping-relationship" agencies such as Crisis Pregnancy, Hands of Hope, prison ministries and grief counseling ministries. All of our Psychology and Addictions Counseling faculty are doctorally prepared, as are 75 percent of our other professors.

All of our professors integrate their faith in their disciplines.

Betsye Robinette; MA, PhD Professor; Psychology betsye.robinette@indwes.edu Department - Psychology Division - Behavioral Science


Dr. Robinette is a professor of Psychology. She was trained and practiced as both a clinical psychologist and as a school psychologist. She is a native Tennessean and has a wonderful 17-year-old son, David.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1982, Virginia Tech
  • M.A., 1984, Wheaton College
  • Ph.D., 1993, University of Tennessee


Dr. Robinette is actively involved in researching issues involving early childhood attachment, faith development and emotional intelligence. She researches and presents original research yearly at annual national conventions for other psychologists, academicians and other mental health professionals.