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                             RONALD W. WRIGHT

 Home:    4409 N. Wheeler Avenue                     Work:    Southern Nazarene University
          Bethany, OK 73008                                   6729 NW 39th Expressway
          (405) 470 – 7178 (Home)                             Bethany, OK 73008
          (405) 635 – 7703 (Mobile)                           (405) 491 – 6395
                                                              Email: rwright@snu.edu

                                           EDUCATION

1991         Graduate School of Psychology      1991         Graduate School of Psychology
to 1997      Fuller Theological Seminary        to 1993      Fuller Theological Seminary
             180 North Oakland Avenue                        180 North Oakland Avenue
             Pasadena, CA 91101                              Pasadena, CA 91101
             Ph.D. Clinical Psychology                       Master of Arts
             (APA Accredited)                                Psychology, June 1993
             June 1997

1991         Fuller Theological Seminary        1987         Mount Vernon Nazarene College
to 1995      180 North Oakland Avenue           to 1991      800 Martinsburg Road
             Pasadena, CA 91101                              Mount Vernon, OH 43050
             Master of Arts                                  Bachelor of Arts
             Theology, June 1995                             (Magna Cum Laude)
                                                             Psychology, May 1991

                                 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

July 2010            Professor of Psychology
To Present           Chair, Department of Psychology and Counseling
                     Southern Nazarene University

Duties: Teach courses in the undergraduate psychology department and graduate program in
counseling. Courses taught include, Social Psychology, Psychology of Children and Youth, General
Psychology I & II, Psychology of Personality and Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships.
Provide administrative oversight to both the undergraduate psychology department and graduate
programs in counseling. Advise undergraduate students. Serve on university committees and
master’s thesis committees.
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September 2002        Professor of Psychology
to May 2010           Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Duties: Teach full time in the undergraduate psychology department. Courses taught include,
History and Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Children and
Adolescence, Lifespan Development, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Physiological
Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Tests and Measurements, Scientific and
Theological Perspectives on Altruism and Love, Qualitative Research Methods: Romania
Collaboration, Qualitative Field Research: Washington, D.C., Psychology and Faith, and
Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts. Advise undergraduate psychology students. Serve on
university committees (Chair of Lecture/Artist committee, Honor’s committee, Student Life
Council, Nursing Task Force, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee).
Associate Professor from 2002 until 2006, promoted to Professor of Psychology in August 2006.

January 2007          Fulbright Scholar
to June 2007          University of Bucharest, Romania
                      Master’s Program in Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnostics

Duties: A Fulbright grant was awarded for teaching in the Master’s Program of Psychotherapy and
Psychodiagnostics at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Activities included teaching a graduate
class on the philosophy, theory and practice of relational psychotherapy, mentoring master’s level
students, presenting workshops on secondary trauma to the staff of two non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) working with street children and impoverished families in Romania, and
collaborating with the Romanian Society for Experiential Psychotherapy of Unification in the
publishing of one of the issues of the Romanian Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy.

September 1997        Assistant Professor of Psychology
to May 2002           Southern Nazarene University

Duties: Teach half time in the undergraduate psychology department and half time in the Graduate
Programs in Counseling. Courses taught include, Principles of Counseling, Techniques of
Counseling, General Psychology, Contemporary Social Issues, Lifespan Development (Graduate),
Theories and Techniques of Counseling (Graduate), Professional Orientation (Graduate), and
Crucial Issues. Advise undergraduate psychology students. Chair and serve on master thesis
committees. Supervise undergraduate psychology practicum program. Serve on university
committees. Promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology in May 2002.

September 1995        Teaching Assistant - Minister's Personal Growth
to October 1995       Fuller Theological Seminary, Doctorate of Ministry Program

Duties: Led a process-oriented group of five pastors aimed at encouraging self-examination and
understanding of personal issues which may affect ministers and their ministry. Also interpreted
MMPI-2 and 16PF test results for each group member and gave them feedback on their results.
Provided feedback on issues and/or directions they might want to continue working on in the future.
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January 1994          Teaching Assistant - Clinical Foundations
to June 1994          Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

Duties: Provided supervision for eight first year students, which included teaching students the
Rogerian method of therapy through modeling, role plays, and discussions. Other responsibilities
included supervising and assisting students in case conceptualization of their client, providing
feedback on student's therapeutic style, processing countertransference issues and group dynamics
issues, and identifying student's strengths and weaknesses on evaluations.

                                    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

November 2002         Licensed Psychologist, Ohio #5898
to present            807 Coshocton Avenue
                      Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

Duties: Provide outpatient psychological services to adults, adolescents, couples, and families in a
private practice setting.

January 2000          Licensed Health Service Psychologist, Oklahoma #875
to June 2002          Southern Nazarene University
                      6729 NW 39th Expressway
                      Bethany, OK 73008

Duties: Provide outpatient psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children in a private
practice setting. Also provide psychological testing assessments of missionary candidates for the
International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

January 1998          Institutional Practice Under Supervision
to January 2000       Southern Nazarene University
                      6729 NW 39th Expressway
                      Bethany, OK 73008

Duties: Provide outpatient psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children in a private
practice setting under the supervision of Dr. Philip Budd while fulfilling licensure requirements in
the state of Oklahoma.

September 1996        APA Accredited Internship
to August 1997        Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
                      300 68th Street, P.O. Box 165
                      Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Duties: 12 month internship made up of two six month rotations. First rotation: Conducted
individual, family, and group psychotherapy with child and adolescent psychiatric inpatients.
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Performed psychological testing with child and adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Conducted
individual psychotherapy with adult outpatients. Second rotation: Conducted emergency
psychiatric interviews and determined appropriate level of care for children, adolescents, and adults
within a private mental health service's continuum of care. Conducted diagnostic interviews,
performed psychological testing, and conducted psychotherapy with children and adolescents in a
pediatric specialties clinic at DeVos Children's Hospital. Conducted individual, marital, and family
psychotherapy with adult and adolescent outpatients. Provided individual psychotherapy for adult
inpatients and adult partial hospitalization patients as needed.

September 1995        Pre-Internship
to August 1996        San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic/Family Stress Center
                      15157 Roscoe Boulevard, Panorama City, CA 91402

Duties: Conducted individual and family therapy with sexually abused children and their
caregivers. Co-led a sexually abused boy's group. Actively participated in treatment planning of
clients, interfacing with case workers, and performing psychological assessments as part of a
multidisciplinary team.

July 1994             Clinical Trainee
to August 1996        Fuller Psychological and Family Services
                      180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Duties: Conducted diagnostic intake interviews, treatment planning, individual psychotherapy, and
couple's therapy with adult outpatients. Provided psychological assessments for adults and children
as needed. Rotated as periodic on-call emergency clinician for 80 therapists.

September 1994        Psychological Assessment Clerk
to September 1995     L.A. County/University of Southern California Medical Center
                      1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Duties: Twelve-month placement made up of two six-month rotations. First rotation: Outpatient
based assessment with HIV positive adults at the AIDS Clinic of LAC/USC County Hospital.
Complete neuropsychological screening assessments performed for HIV dementia, HIV related
deficits, and research purposes. Assisted in both diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Second rotation: Inpatient based assessment with adult psychiatric inpatients at Metropolitan State
Hospital. Complete assessments performed for personality disorders, neuropsychological disorders,
and various Axis I diagnoses.

September 1993        Practicum II
to June 1994          Fuller Psychological and Family Services
                      180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Duties: Conducted psychotherapy with adult outpatients. Therapy experience included both
individual psychotherapy and couple's therapy. Administered various assessment protocols and
wrote assessment reports.
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September 1992        Practicum I
to June 1993          Inter-Community Alternatives Network (I-CAN)
                      155 North Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Duties: Co-led vocational training classes and led two psychoeducational classes for persistently
mentally ill adults in a day-treatment program. Co-led group therapy for persistently mentally ill
men. Conducted intake interviews, vocational assessments, and psychological assessments.

                                    RELATED EXPERIENCE

September 1991        Minster to Families with Youth
to November 1994      Northridge Community Church of the Nazarene
                      Northridge, CA

Duties: Developed youth leadership. Implemented a support group for parents of teens. Prepared
and presented weekly discussions on relevant issues such as parental and peer relationships, sex, and
self-esteem. Provided weekly and monthly activities for teens in the youth group.

                                            RESEARCH

September 1995        Ph.D. Dissertation - Defended May 1997
to May 1997           Factors Associated With Behaviorally Asymptomatic
                      Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
                      Committee members: Wayne Aoki, Ph.D. (Chair)
                                            Philip Pannell, Ph.D.
                                            Linda Damon, Ph.D.

Factors associated with behaviorally asymptomatic child victims of sexual abuse were investigated.
Level of symptomatology was measured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Child
Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI). Identification as behaviorally asymptomatic was defined as the
absence of clinically significant symptomatology on both the CBCL and the CSBI. The factors
investigated included: parent's marital status, current living status of child, severity of abuse,
perpetrator identity, frequency of abuse, duration of abuse, time elapsed since abuse ended and
intake occurred, caregiver reaction to abuse, types and number of substantiations of abuse, number
of friends of victim, and victim's quality of friendships. Participants were sexually abused children
who were referred to the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic from the years 1991-1995.
Number of close friends and quality of friendships were found to be significantly associated with
asymptomatic status. These results are discussed in terms of a transactional theory of sexual abuse
effects, clinical implications, and directions for future research.

August 1993           Master's Thesis Research
to June 1995          Interrater Reliability of the Bay Area Functional Performance
                      Evaluation in a Day Treatment Mileu Setting
                      Advisor - Archibald Hart, Ph.D.

Assisted in Ph.D. dissertation research involving the use of the Bay Area Functional Performance
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Evaluation (BaFPE) as an aid in treatment planning for the persistently mentally ill. This study
investigated the interrater reliabilty of the BaFPE to assess whether changes in scores reflected an
artifact of examiner error. Training guidelines were developed for training examiners on the
BaFPE. All but one of the median interrater correlations were found to be significant at least at p <
.01.
September 2003          Peer Debriefer
to September 2005 Brenita Nicholas, Ph.D. Candidate in Social Work, Ohio State University

Assisted in analyzing qualitative observation and interview notes of a Ph.D. Candidate in Social
Work dealing with Romanian street children and their behavior and functioning.

Ongoing research/scholarly interests: Integration of psychology and theology, relational
psychoanalysis, affective neuroscience, attachment style/states of mind, formation of
concepts/images of God, philosophical and moral assumptions in psychological theory, and mixed
methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches to attachment, motivation, well-being, identity,
altruism, generosity, spiritual experiences/faith, and stress related growth.

                                         PUBLICATIONS

Nicholas, B, & Wright. R. (2010). “If my hand hurts, he feels my pain, too”: Attachment States of
       Mind and Conceptualizations of Friendship Among Street Children in Bucharest. Romanian
       Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 13 (2), 3-13.
Wright, R., & Strawn, B. (2010). Grief, Hope and Prophetic Imagination: Psychoanalysis and
       Christian Tradition in Dialogue. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29 (2), 149-157.
Armistead, K., Strawn, B., and Wright, R. (Eds.). (2010). Wesleyan theology and social science:
       The dance of practical divinity and discovery. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars
       Publishing.
Wright, R. (2010). Serving the cause of Christ: Wesley’s “experimental religion” and psychology. In
       K. Armistead, B. Strawn, & R. Wright (Eds.), Wesleyan theology and social science: The
       dance of practical divinity and discovery. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars
       Publishing.
Wright, R. (2007). Psychotherapy’s moral assumptions: What is human nature? What is the good
       life? Romanian Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 37, 3-12.
Wright, R. (2004). A review of the book Minding Spirituality. Psychology of Religion Newsletter
       (APA Division 36), 30(1), 8-9.
Wright, R., Dimond, G., & Budd, P. (2004). An experienced presence: An intersubjective
       perspective on John Wesley’s early theology. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 23(2),
       155-164.
Wright, R. (2003). The banalization of psychoanalysis in America [A review of the book
       Constructing the self, constructing America]. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture &
       Society, 8(1), 165-168.
Wright, R. (2003). A present grace: The relational bedrock of pastoral counseling and care.
       Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians, 29(2),
       6-8.

                                        PRESENTATIONS
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Jones, P., Strawn, B., & Wright, R.W. (2012). Tradition shaped integration: The past and future of
       SSPWT. Paper presentation – Annual conference for the Society for the Study of Psychology
       and Wesleyan Theology, Nashville, TN.
Secor, S., Limke, A., Fry, C., & Wright, R. W. (2012). Relational predictors of resiliency following
       trauma. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and
       Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Wright, R., & Tarantino, G. (2011). A Spectacle to the World: The Subversive Practice of Time and
       Otherness in L’Arche. Paper Presentation – Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston,
       MA.
Secor, S., Fry, C., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2011, April). Relational predictors of resiliency
       following trauma. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological
       Society, Edmond, OK.
Tarantino, G., & Wright, R. (2010). A Phenomenology of Time as it Relates to Gift Giving: L'Arche
       and Jean Vanier in Dialogue with Erich Fromm and Karl Marx. Paper presentation –
       Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology/Wesleyan Philosophical
       Society Conference, Azusa, CA.
Hawley, A., & Wright, R. (2010). Attachment Patterns, Theological Defensiveness, and
       Interpersonal Generosity: An Exploration of Related Constructs. Paper presentation –
       Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology/Wesleyan Philosophical
       Society Conference, Azusa, CA.
Whited, W., & Wright, R. (2010). Initiating and Sustaining Motivations for Serving the Poor in
       Romania: A Qualitative Analysis. Paper presentation – Society for the Study of Psychology
       and Wesleyan Theology/Wesleyan Philosophical Society Conference, Azusa, CA.
Strawn, B., & Wright, R. (2009). Grief, hope, and prophetic imagination: Psychoanalysis and
       Christian tradition in dialogue. Paper presentation – Peter Shabad, Ph.D. discussant –
       Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International Conference, Orlando,
       FL.
Wright, R (2008). Teaching the philosophy, theory, and practice of relational psychotherapy in
       Romania. Poster Presentation, August 14-17, 2008 – American Psychological Association
       National Convention, Boston, MA.
Wright, R (2007). Conceptualizations of Friendship and Attachment States of Mind Among Street
       Children in Bucharest. Paper presentation as part of a panel on “Life on the streets of
       Bucharest: Understanding the world of street children” - 5th International Congress of
       Romanian Studies, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania.
Wright, R. (2006). Neighbor Love in the Sewers of Bucharest. Paper presentation – Christian
       Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Wright, R. (2006). Love and Spirituality in the Sewers of Bucharest. Paper presentation – Society
       for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology/Wesleyan Philosophical Society
       Conference, Kansas City, MO.
Wright, R. (2005). The social world, personhood, and the Wesleyan tradition: Thinking beyond the
       sanctuary. Paper presentation – Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan
       Theology/Wesleyan Philosophical Society Conference, Seattle, WA.
Wright, R., & Strawn, B. (2004). Holiness and Wholeness: The Telos of Relational Psychoanalysis
       and Wesleyan Theology. Paper presentation – “Psychological Perspectives on Christian
       Practice”, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology/Wesleyan
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       Philosophical Society Conference, Rochester, NY.
Wright, R. (2003). Reclaiming the person: Relational psychoanalysis and the Trinity. Paper
       presentation – Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International
       Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Wright, R. (2003). A response to McMahan’s “A Wesleyan-Pentecostal perspective on
       counseling”. Paper respondent – Joint Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the
       Wesleyan Theological Society, Lexington, KY.
Wright, R. (2002). Love’s Space: Why the Trinity matters for Psychotherapy. Paper presentation -
       The Loss of Self in a Postmodern Therapeutic Culture conference sponsored by the Pew
       Charitable Trusts, Grand Rapids, MI.

Wright, R. (2002). Crucible of Love: The Implicit Psychology of Trinitarian Theology. Paper
       presentation – Wesleyan Theological Society and Society for the Study of Psychology and
       Wesleyan Theology annual conference, Hobe Sound, FL.
Wright, R. (2001). Persons in Development: The Trinity and Relational Aspects of “Heart
       Change”. Paper presentation – Christian scholarship...for What? conference, Grand Rapids,
       MI.
Wright, R. & Dimond, G. (2001). Between Nurture and Grace: John Wesley’s Unconscious
       Organizing Principles in His Conception of Human Nature. Paper presentation – “Between
       Nature and Grace II”, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology
       Conference, Pasadena, CA.
Fine-Thomas, J., & Wright, R. (2000). A Case of Burnout: Contemporary Psychoanalytic
       Contributions to Understanding Stress. Case Presentation and Discussion - Oklahoma
       Psychoanalytic Society, Oklahoma City, OK.
Budd, P., & Wright, R. (2000). Forgive and Remember Well: The Role of Memory, Embrace, and
       Emotional Availability in the Process of Forgiveness. Paper Presentation - Between Nature
       and Grace, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology Conference,
       Wilmore, KY.
Jones, P., & Wright, R. (2000). Gender Differences in Preferred Attributes in Heterosexual Marital
       Partners: An Evolutionary Perspective. Poster Presentation, August 4-8, 2000 – American
       Psychological Association National Convention, Washington, D.C.
Wright, R. (1999). Moral landscapes and Virtues: Psychological and theological reflections on the
       importance of community in a postmodern world. Paper Presentation, March 3-5, 1999 –
       Exploring Truth in a Pluralistic Society, SNU Centennial Conference, Bethany, OK.
Brandt, H., Jones, P., Wright, R., Hall, J. (1999). Preferred attributes of marital partners among
       college men and women: An evolutionary perspective. Poster Presentation, February 19-20,
       1999 - Tenth Anniversary Psi Chi Convention, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX.

                                AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

Fellow, Summer Seminar in Christian Scholarship, “Reflective Pedagogy and Christian Practices”,
       hosted by David Smith and sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the
       Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College, 2011
Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Seminar, “Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and
       Ethics in Fiction and Nonfiction”, hosted by Dr. James Phelan, The Ohio State University,
       2008
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Fulbright Scholar, Spring 2007, University of Bucharest, Romania
President, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, 2006-2007 & 2008 - 2009
President-elect, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, 2005-2006 & 2007 –
        2008
Fellow, Summer Seminar in Christian Scholarship, “Works of Love: Scientific and Theological
        Perspectives on Altruism”, hosted by Dr. Stephen Post and sponsored by the Institute for
        Research on Unlimited Love, Calvin College, 2004
Participant, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Psychology Faculty
        Development Workshop, Wheaton College, 2002
Fellow, Summer Seminar in Christian Scholarship, “The loss of the self in a postmodern therapeutic
        culture”, hosted by Dr. Paul Vitz and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Calvin
        College, 2001
Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2000
Member, Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), 2002 - Present
Member, Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology), 1997 – Present
Chair of Communications, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, 2001-2003
Member, Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, 1999 - Present

Graduate
Psychology Graduate Union - Third year Ph.D. class representative
American Psychological Association (student affiliate)
American Psychological Association Division 39, Psychoanalysis (student affiliate)

Undergraduate
Psychology Departmental Assistant (selected by faculty)
Phi Delta Lambda (National Nazarene College Honor Society)
Dean's List (four years)
Benner Scholar, 4 years (scholarship given to students who were in top 5% of high school
graduation class and scored 28 or more on ACT; maintenance of scholarship required a college GPA
of 3.5 or better)

                                  PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: May 29, 1970
Marital status: Married, 2 children (Emma, 11 y.o., Zane, 7 y.o.)
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, reading, sports


                                          REFERENCES


Martha     Vice Provost and        Southern          6729 NW        Bethany,   P:405-491-6609
Banz,      Dean,                   Nazarene          39th           OK         E: MLBanz@snu.edu
Ph.D.      Undergraduate           University        Expressway     73099
           College
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Colleen   Chair, Department   Mount Vernon   800           Mt.        P:740-392-6868 x3226
Bryan,    of Psychology,      Nazarene       Martinsburg   Vernon,    E: cbryan@mvnu.edu
Ph.D.     Sociology, and      University     Road          OH
          Criminal Justice                                 43050


Brad      Vice-President of   Southern       6729 NW       Bethany,   P:405-717-6216
Strawn,   Spiritual           Nazarene       39th          OK         E:bstrawn@snu.edu
Ph.D.     Development, Dean   University     Expressway    73099
          of Chapel

								
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