Brian Eck, PhD


Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology

As a professor and licensed psychologist, Brian E. Eck, PhD, helps people reach their goals. In the classroom, he challenges his students to integrate their faith with a thorough grounding in the theory and science of psychology. His research has focused on faith development, the integration of psychology with the Christian faith, helping families care for their aging parents, helping families of the mentally ill, and helping faculty bring the integration of their Christian faith into their classrooms. He has served on the board of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and as managing editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Biola University
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • BA, Psychology (Minor in Philosophy and Secondary Education), Trinity College


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 13170)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Psychology and Christianity
  • Templeton Foundation
  • Psychology

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 340 – History of Psychology
  • PSYC 435 – Psychology and Christianity: Integration Seminar
  • PSYC 440 – Psychology of Religion
  • PSYC 455 – Behavioral Science Practicum I
  • PSYC 460 – Behavioral Science Practicum II