Dr. Amanda Burger (Program Coordinator)
Dr. Amanda Burger serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology. Dr. Burger joined the Cedarville faculty in the fall of 2008, and her teaching responsibilities include Human Development: Lifespan, Medications & Behavior, Testing & Measurement, History & Systems in Psychology, Graduate School & Career Preparation, APA Writing, and Health Psychology. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University in 2004 and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in August, 2010, at Wayne State University. Her primary research and clinical interests are health psychology, particularly understanding and treating chronic pain.
Dr. Milt Becknell
Dr. Becknell serves as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology. He teaches Health Psychology, Personality, Testing and Measurement, Medications and Behavior, Adult Development and Aging, and Abnormal Psychology. He began his career as a Registered Nurse (1977) and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1989. He worked initially as an Army nurse, then after doctoral training in psychology, as a clinical psychologist in the Air Force where he retired as a Major. He completed a post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in 1997 and was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Health Psychology in 2001. Dr. Becknell is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. His clinical / research interests include: psychophysiological disorders (e.g. headache, chronic pain, TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome), insomnia, weight management, exercise adherence, and self-regulation training with relaxation and biofeedback. He has been at Cedarville as an adjunct professor since 2002 and has been full-time since Fall 2004.