Robert Boozer

Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology; Director, General Education; Director, Center for Vocation and Calling

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, N.C. State University
M.S. Forest Management, N. C. State University
Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Georgia State University

Bio

Dr. Boozer worked as a manager with the Procter & Gamble Company for ten years before responding to his call to teach. He has been committed to higher education since 1987, serving on faculties at Georgia State University and Huntington University in Indiana. His background in leadership and management also enabled him to serve in various administrative roles, including Assistant to the President for Long-Range Planning at Huntington and Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at both Francis Marion University in South Carolina and LaGrange College in Georgia. He has served as a consultant for many institutions seeking to improve their strategic plan and/or their approach to institutional evaluation.

After five years at Bluefield, he has strengthened the psychology major by adding courses in the psychology of religion, the psychology of leadership, advanced research methods (here students conduct and present original research), positive psychology, multicultural counseling, and cognitive psychology. The College’s Psi Chi chapter is also now active. In addition, he is responsible for the development of the unique series of core courses in the general education program, which distinguishes Bluefield from other liberal arts colleges.

Dr. Boozer is also a licensed local pastor with The United Methodist Church, West Virginia Conference and serves a church in Princeton, WV.

Bonny Dillon

Associate Professor of Psychology

Education

Associate in Applied Science Veterinary Technology, Bel-Rae Institute
Bachelor of Arts Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Sacred Theology Psychiatry and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Doctor of Philosophy Psychology of Religion, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Emphasis), Union Graduate College

Bio

Bonny Dillon has taught undergraduate and graduate courses as an adjunct or full-time faculty member at universities in the US and abroad, in both traditional and distance learning formats. Her academic disciplines include psychology, practical theology, and bioethics.

Since 2011, Bonny has been an adjunct with Bluefield College’s online program, teaching in the area of Human Services. She joined BC’s full-time traditional faculty in Fall 2013 as an Associate Professor in psychology.

Clinically, Bonny has been active in healthcare settings for over 30 years as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) and clinical educator, serving as well on hospital ethics committees and system-wide Institutional Review Boards. A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 1987, she has provided pastoral psychotherapy in clinics and in private practice to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

In service to community, Bonny has been deployed as a disaster response volunteer after September 11, the VA Tech shootings, Hurricane Gustav, and Superstorm Sandy. She is trained as an instructor in Disaster Mental Health for the American Red Cross (ARC) and is a member of the Disaster Spiritual Care team, a partner of the ARC.

Bonny is an ordained minister of and endorsed chaplain through the American Baptist Churches, USA.