Shelley Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
211 Gott Educational Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Courses Taught: Sophomore Seminar, Junior Seminar, Elementary Statistics, Senior Seminar, Physiological Psychology, Internships, and Independent Studies, Introduction to Sports Psychology and Mental Retardation
Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "I enjoy teaching at SBU for a number of reasons, but the primary one is related to the interest I have in seeing students, at a key moment in their lives, come to grips with human behavior (psychology) and its application in the Christian worldview (faith). I search and struggle with that very issue and while I have learned some things, which I try to pass on to the students, I also know I still have a ways to go. Therefore, the teaching of the discipline of psychology and Christian faith is the challenge that excites me, but then seeing the students grow in that and then applying that to what they encounter is the joy I have of teaching at a school like SBU."
Faith Dedications: Dr. Schriver, his wife and three children are active members of Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Schriver teaches in a couples class and an elderly ladies' class; is involved with the Second Act Drama Ministry (his wife, Denise, is the director and is on staff at the church); and assists with the Children's Ministry in writing and reviewing curriculum.
Educational and Professional Background: Schriver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from SBU; Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Central Missouri State University; and a Psy. D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. He was employed for five years with the State of Missouri's Department of Mental Health before coming to teach at SBU.
Who is playing on your iPod? What's an iPod? I listen to Christian radio, does that count?
What book are you currently reading? "Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? I like San Diego quite well and for local appeal, practically any golf course will do.