Chad A. Pulver is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. Saint Joseph's College, founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, pledges itself to a tradition of excellence and to a liberal education that is a united endeavor of intelligence and faith.
Dr. Pulver, an alumnus of Saint Joseph's College, served eight months as the Associate Vice President before accepting his current position. Prior to his roles in academic administration he was an Associate Professor of Psychology. He held multiple leadership positions during his time in the faculty including department chair, Core program director, and Faculty Assembly President. The move into academic affairs provided Pulver the opportunity to strengthen departmental assessments, create student retention protocols, calculate an academic return on investment report, and establish incoming student bridge programs.
Dr. Pulver received his Doctorate from Purdue University in Counseling Psychology in 2004, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Purdue in 1999, and a Bachelor's of Science and Bachelors of Arts from Saint Joseph's College in 1997. He completed his clinical rotation at University of Kansas in the Watkins Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services clinic in 2003 and then completed two years of post-doctoral training in private practice (2004-2006) with James A. Kenny, PhD. Currently, Pulver is an Indiana licensed Health Service Provider in Psychology and has worked in his own private practice, Pulver Psychological Services, PC, since 2006. The practical setting has enhanced his classroom instruction and served as a laboratory for research and data collection.
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