Dr. Rev. Keith A Puffer

Professor; Psychology

Dr. Rev. Keith A Puffer headshot





Behavioral Sciences


 Curriculum Vitae


Over the course of twelve years, 1986-1998, 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.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1979, Michigan State University
  • M.A., 1990, International Christian Graduate University
  • M.A., 1991, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D., 1998, Purdue University


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
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953