The individuals who will challenge you to learn:

Amy L Gilbert, Ph.D, LMHC

Chair, Department of Graduate Counseling; Assistant Professor of Counseling

574-372-5100 ext. 6064

Education History

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Indiana University; M.A. in Counseling, Grace College; Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University


Dr. Amy Gilbert taught as an adjunct professor and served on the Advisory Council for the School of Behavioral Sciences at Grace before becoming full time faculty in 2014. She is a licensed mental health counselor, who has practiced in a variety of settings including a community mental health center, a faith-based counseling center, a juvenile residential center, a center for the chronically mentally ill, and a school system. Her counseling specialties are women's issues and children with special needs. Her current focus of research is counselor education.

Thomas Edgington, Ph.D., M.Div., HSPP, LMHC

Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Behavioral Sciences

574-372-5100 ext. 6052

Education History

B.A. in Psychology, Grace College; M.A. in Biblical Counseling, Grace College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Ball State University


Dr. Thomas Edgington joined the Grace College faculty in 1992. He is a licensed psychologist and mental health counselor, who has practiced in community mental health centers, church counseling centers, and private practice. He is involved in ongoing research and has interests in marriage counseling and counseling depression and anxiety.

Jerry Vuncannon, Jr., Ph.D., LPC (NC), NCC

Assistant Professor


Education History

BB.C.E. in Christian Education, East Coast Bible College; M.A. in Community Counseling, Regent University; Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University.


Dr. Vuncannon originally hails from North Carolina where he was in professional practice. Through various settings including government mental health, community agencies, and private practice, Dr. Vuncannon has worked with various populations through the years. Through these experiences, he has gained considerable knowledge which he utilizes in the classroom to help students learn practical aspects of the counseling field. His professional interests have included group counseling, multicultural counseling/issues, counselor training/development, counselor supervision, and counseling issues as it relates to international settings.

Frances L. Dailey, M.A.

Assistant Instructor, Department of Graduate Counseling

Education History

B.A. in Psychology, Indiana University; M.A. in Community Counseling & School Counseling, Regent University; 3rd Year Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision Student


Frances Dailey joined the Grace College family in 2014. She has practiced in community health centers, church counseling centers, and private practice.  She is involved in ongoing research and has interests in juvenile justice populations, juvenile sex offenders, and sex traffic survivors.

Deb Musser, Psy.D., LMHC

Professor of Counseling

574-372-5100 ext. 6469

Education History

B.A. in Elementary Education, Grace College; M.A. in Counseling, Grace College; Psy.D. in Clinical Pyschology, Adler School of Professional Pyschology


Dr. Deb Musser has been a member of the Department of Graduate Counseling faculty since 2007.  Dr. Musser has a passion for instilling hope to hurting people and is especially interested in women’s issues and social justice.  Before joining the graduate counseling faculty she worked for twelve years in the Student Affairs Department.  She is currently the Health and Counseling Center Director at Grace College.  

Lisa Wooley, Psy.D. HSPP

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science


574-372-5100 ext 6056

Education History

Dr. Wooley earned her B.A. from University of Michigan, M.S. from Baylor University, and Psy.D. from Baylor University.


Dr. Lisa Wooley is currently on the faculty at Grace College as an assistant professor of behavioral science. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University.  She has worked for the Bowen center for the past 15 years in the capacity of a psychologist, county director or training director of the pre doctoral training program.  She has training in parent child interactional therapy, with specialization in depression, play therapy, adult, child and adolescent therapy, sexual abuse, anxiety, attachment disorders.  Her primary research interests include play therapy, attachment issues and trauma.   She has been married to her husband Larry for 19 years and they have 3 children.  Her personal interests include reading, photography, pottery and swimming.

Roger Peugh, D.Min, M.Div.

Professor of World Mission


574-372-5100 ext 6431

Education History

Diploma in Advanced German, Goethe Institute; B.A. in History, Grace College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min. in Intercultural Studies, Grace Theological Seminary


Dr. Roger Peugh came to Grace in the fall of 1989 with three years of pastoral experience followed by 20 years of missionary experience as a church planter in Germany. While at Grace, he was involved as an elder in a church plant for 13 years. He is an active Bible conference speaker as well as guest-lecturer in several German Bible schools. In addition to his role as Professor in the School of Ministry Studies, Dr. Peugh serves Grace College as Campus Prayer Coordinator and is serving as the Interim Dean of Chapel. Dr. Peugh, who has authored on the topic of prayer, is married to Nancy and they have four children and eight grandchildren.