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Dr. Lee R. Wigert

Professor & Chair of the Department
Morrison-Reeves Science Center - Room #206


Personality/Social Psychology; the Psychology of Religion

Research Interests

Religious Orientation, personality factors and life satisfaction; Healing and Wholeness; Happiness


  • B.A., Hastings College
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
  • D. Min., Drew University
  • Ph.D., University of  Nebraska-Lincoln

Classes taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Professional Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Counseling Theories
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Leadership Seminar
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Field Work Practicum
  • J-Term Classes Taught
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Psychology and Spirituality
    • Humor and Joy in Healing and Wholeness

Community Involvement

United Methodist pastor; Mental Health Board, 10th Judicial District; Civil Service Commission; Ethics Committee, Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare; Motivational Speaker; Mental Health Reform; Kiwanis Club; Safe Sanctuary programs; Development of community After-School programs.


The Hastings College Faculty Achievement Award; The 2002 Vondrak Outstanding Advisor Award; Who’s Who in Higher Education; Who’s Who in Religion; Who’s Who in Mental Health

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
  • Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Ordained United Methodist Clergy
  • Spiritual Formation Guide
  • Certified Safe Sanctuary Trainer
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