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Kristin DeWitt, PsyD

Professor of Psychology


Dr. Kristin DeWitt joined the psychology department in 2015. Prior to coming to Cedarville University, she taught at Clearwater Christian College in sunny Florida for 28 years. The courses she teaches at Cedarville include General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology, Neurophysiological Psychology, Health Psychology, and Group Dynamics. She loves teaching and mentoring students and she thoroughly enjoys spending time with students outside the classroom; you will often find her meeting students for coffee or for a "walk and talk." Dr. DeWitt’s desire is to infuse her lectures, personal conversations, and relationships with God’s Word, encouraging herself and others toward Christlikeness. One of her favorite Bible verses is Romans 15:13 "May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you TRUST in Him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Education and Credentials

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

M.A. in Counseling, Liberty University

Licensed Psychologist, Florida

Scholarly Works

  • Finding Freedom in Forgiveness (Kristin DeWitt) Faculty Books (2009)
  • A Qualitative Study of the Motivations and Affiliation Dynamics Involved with a Firefighting Career (Michael W. Firmin, Kristin DeWitt, Heidi Gibbs Ellis, et al.) American Journal of Qualitative Research (2018)
  • Clinical Differences Between the APA and NASP Ethical Codes (Michael W. Firmin, Kristin DeWitt, Lauren A. Kuhlwein, et al.) North American Journal of Psychology (2018)
  • Academic Differences Between the NASP and APA Ethical Codes (Michael W. Firmin, Kristin DeWitt, Lauren Kuhlwein Smith, et al.) Education (2018)
  • Depression (Kristin DeWitt) Women's Mental Health Seminar (2016)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Favorite places to visit: Any beach, state or national park, or Mexican restaurant
  • Hobbies: Kayaking, biking, hiking, snorkeling, or walking the beach – when I can find one 
  • Why Cedarville?: God’s sovereignty! I am so grateful that the Lord directed my steps to Cedarville University, where Christ is exalted above all else.