Karen Gustafson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Department: Humanities & Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
General Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Psychology of Spiritual Development; Personality Theories; Counseling for Church Leaders; Psychology of Addictions; Social Science Research Methods
From A Career Standpoint, What Students Will Be Prepared To Do With A Degree From Your Program:
Students who complete Dr. Gustafson’s courses are prepared to enter a graduate program in psychology or a professional position that requires significant interaction with people.
Favorite Bible Verse:
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” – Philippians 3:7-11
I spent 18 years in Argentina as a licensed worker with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
What You Enjoy Most About Teaching at Crown:
Crown College provides a unique and wonderful opportunity for young adults to grow in every area of life – relationally, spiritually and academically – and with a Christian worldview looking outward with purpose toward the needs of the world.
What Students Say About Your Classes:
A class with Dr. Karen Gustafson is a continuous review of themes through a biblical Christian lens. Her in-class learning environment is highly interactive and challenges students to learn through dedication, depth and perseverance.
10 books, authored or co-authored in Spanish, in the field of Christian Education