FACULTY

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.

Richard Hooker; MA, EdD Assoc Prof; Addictions Counseling richard.hooker@indwes.edu Department - Addictions Studies - CAS Division - Behavioral Science

Biography

Dr. Richard Hooker received his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati. Richard has over 23 years of clinical counseling experience. He is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in Ohio. Richard is also credentialed as an International Certified Clinical Supervisor (ICCS). Richard came to IWU after serving 7 ½ years as a clinical supervisor of adolescent services on U.S. military installations in Germany and Italy. He and his wife Jennifer have two children.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1989, God's Bible School
  • M.A., 1993, Cincinnati Christian University
  • M.A., 1994, Cincinnati Christian University
  • Ed.D., 2001, University of Cincinnati

Interests

Richard’s research interests include dual diagnosis, military children and families, early intervention services, counselor performance, and program development and evaluation. Richard has developed the Pathways to Success (P2S) early intervention program that is provided by Addictions Counseling students for local at-risk adolescents.