Keith Puffer

Professor of Psychology

Keith Puffer headshot
Designations

Ph.D.; LMHC; BC-C; BC-TMH


Contact

 keith.puffer@indwes.edu


Department

Behavioral Sciences


Resources

 Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Over the course of twelve years, 1986-1998, Rev. Dr. Puffer earned two master's degrees, theological and psychological, and one doctorate in counseling. He functions, at the present time, as a professor to psychology undergraduates and master-level students in counseling. One day a week, he serves as a therapist in his private practice. Moreover, he is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the state of Indiana.

Interests

Research areas of interest along with publications include:

  • Family influences in undergraduates' career development
  • The church as an agent of help battling life depression
  • Biblical assumptions of human nature for Christian mental health professionals
  • Religious doubt and adolescent identity formation
  • Emotional intelligence and undergraduates career development
  • The schizophrenic experiences of an adult woman
  • Religious doubt and social personality traits
  • Adaptive negative emotions in career development
  • Heart of Wisdom (Ps 90) – numbering the days of our life for authentic coping in life
  • Educating for emotional literacy among college students
  • Edward A. Pace – a 19th century role model for 21st  century psychologically trained professionals and undergraduates.

Degrees

  • Ph.D.
    1998, Purdue University
  • MA
    1991, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MA
    1990, International School of Theology
  • BS
    1979, Michigan State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

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