Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Buller Hall, Room 211
Phone: 269-471-3152
Fax: 269-471-3108

Faculty & Staff

Harvey Burnett, Chair
Erica Bradfield, Administrative Assistant
Karl Bailey, Psychology
Herbert Helm, Psychology
Melissa Ponce-Rodas, Psychology
Øystein LaBianca, Anthropology
Duane McBride, Sociology
Kristen Witzel, Sociology
Joel Raveloharimisy, Director, Community & International Development Program (CIDP)
Marcella Myers, Community & International Development
Beverly Peck, Administrative Assistant, Community & International Development Program (CIDP)
Dawn Dulhunty, Director, off-campus International Development Program (IDP)
Rodrick Snow, Office Manager, International Development Program

Faculty Emeritus

Dick Proctor, Psychology
Larry Ulery, Psychology & Service Learning
Lionel Matthews, Sociology

Adjunct Faculty

Alicia Worley de Palacios, Anthropology, Distance
Cleran Hollancid, Sociology, Distance
Fredrick Kosinski, Psychology
John Nay, Geography
Penelope Webster, Psychology, Distance
Robert Bates, Anthropology
Stacey Nicely, Psychology, Distance


The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences is concerned with the study of how human beings think and behave, both as individuals and in social, spiritual and cultural settings. By providing students with the discoveries and procedures accumulated from this versatile field of study, our goal is to empower students to utilize their knowledge to further the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and to restore men and women to the image of our Maker.

The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences is organized as a consortium where faculty share expertise and research endeavors in related disciplines. The social and behavioral sciences are concerned with the study of how human beings think and behave as individuals, and in sociocultural and ecological systems.

Undergraduate Program Policies and Administration

Computer Policy

In the social and behavioral sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and writing and critical thinking. As a result, the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Department Aims

This school aims to introduce students to the salient discoveries and procedures accumulated from research in social and behavioral sciences disciplines and to empower students to utilize this knowledge in furthering the mission of Seventh-day Adventists: restoring men and women to the image of their Maker. The school fulfills these aims by three principal means: instruction by Christian professors; course work which develops a strong liberal-arts foundation and interdisciplinary preparation leading to many different fields of Christian service; and extracurricular participation by students in voluntary religious activities, community service, and research.

Minors, Cognates, and Electives

Majors should take advantage of the variety of undergraduate courses available at Andrews to acquire a broad education. Combining social and behavioral science courses with other areas such as business, health, or language provides avenues for reaching individual professional goals. Students should seek counsel from their advisors in selecting cognates and electives. Volunteer work is most beneficial and majors are urged to seek opportunities to serve. Those planning to pursue graduate studies should seek opportunities in research.

Registering as an Undergraduate Researcher

Any undergraduate student wishing to do research with a faculty mentor must register for the research project course listed under that faculty member’s supervision for a minimum of 0 credits. (BHSC498, PSYC498, SOCI498)


Graduate Program Policies and Administration

Buller Hall, Room 203
Phone: 269-471-6538
Fax: 269-471-3108
E-mail: cidp@andrews.edu

Faculty & Staff

Joel Raveloharimisy, Director
Marcella Myers, Associate Professor
Beverly Peck, Administrative Assistant

Program Description

The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences offers a Master of Science in Community & International Development (MSCID). The competencies graduates are expected to acquire include social-science foundations of community and international development, especially with regard to understanding the causes of poverty and the meaning of people-centered development; skills related to planning, implementing, and evaluating development projects including grantsmanship; knowledge of basic principles of organizational behavior; leadership and management as they relate to not-for-profit organizations; understanding of ethical principles and financial analysis for assuring individual and organizational accountability; mastery of social research methods appropriate to the chosen field of concentration; and the ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders about community development programs and plans.

Depending in part on previous work experience, graduates who pursue the Master of Science in Community and International Development may find employment working for inner-city development agencies, education based service-learning organizations, faith-based community service organizations, grass-roots community advocacy groups, national and international faith-based NGOs, United Nations organizations, government organizations, and other development and relief agencies. Graduates are not limited to opportunities in the humanitarian industry as the MSCID makes students viable candidates for a host of consultancy positions requiring persons with skills in grant writing, not-for-profit administration, education, and philanthropy.


    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMinorMaster of Science in Community and International DevelopmentMasters Dual Degrees


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