Dr. Firmin has served as a full-time psychology faculty member since 1988. He serves as Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR) and directs the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), now in its 25th year. Dr. Firmin has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented over 150 papers in national, juried research conferences. He has a part-time private practice in forensic and clinical psychology. Dr. Firmin is an award-winning classroom instructor, serves as a peer-reviewer for accreditation site team visits for North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission, and has served as interim pastor for a number of churches.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. in Church Administration, Bob Jones University
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marywood University
  • M.S. in Personnel Services, Bob Jones University
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies, Calvary Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Biblical Studies/Pastoral Studies, Calvary Bible College


  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Chess
  • Reading
  • Tooling around in his Z3 roadster

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