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Psychology Department Profiles

Psychology Department Profiles

Doris M. Van Auken, Ph.D.

Dr. Van Auken is the Social and Behavioral Sciences Chair at Holy Cross College, and is the Chair of the Psychology Department. As an advisor to all psychology students at the College, Dr. Van Auken has been pivotal in the development of countless graduates, as well as the formation and management of the psychology major. Dr. Van Auken teaches at all levels at the college, from Psych 101 to senior-level courses and conferences. Dr. Van Auken received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama, her Master's in Psychology from Mississippi State University, and was awarded her Doctorate in Psychology from Saint Louis University. Doris Van Auken is married to Hugh Van Auken, who is an adjunct professor of psychology at Holy Cross College. Dr. Doris and Dr. Hugh have three children, Hugh, Chase, and Jeremiah.

Hugh Van Auken, Ph.D., HSPP (Long-term Adjunct)

Dr. Hugh Van Auken is the husband of Dr. Doris Van Auken. In addition to being an adjunct professor at the College, Dr. Hugh is a Clinical Psychologist who is a member of a clinical practice in Mishawaka, Indiana. His experience in the clinical field make him an invaluable asset in the classroom. Along with Dr. Doris, Dr. Hugh travels extensively with Holy Cross College students as they attend research and professional conferences around the world, such as recent trips to Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Hugh received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, his Masters in Psychology from Mississippi State, and his Doctorate in Psychology from St. Louis University.

HCC Psychology BA 2010 Graduate Profile:

Nathanial "Nate" Ring (HCC '10) is currently a graduate student in Cognitive and Social Processes at Ball State University. Nate attended Purdue University for two years, pursuing a associate's degree in computer graphics technology before transferring to Holy Cross
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Nate was also published recently in November of 2009 in the Observer, the one of the publications of the Association for Psychological Science.