Dr. Lora Erickson

Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
B.S. in Psychology (Illinois State University)
M.A. in Counseling (Lincoln Christian University)
Ph.D. in International Psychology (The Chicago School of Psychology)

Website: LinkedIn

2020 winner of first prize for early career psychology original research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research with her presentation, “Cross-Cultural Investigation of Resiliency and Protective Factors: United States and Guatemala”

Publications: “Social Dislocation” in The Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Applied to Everyday Life

“Boyer’s Model of Scholarship: Inclusivity” in Inside the Academy


My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Meeting diverse students and engaging them to think critically about how to be the best helping professionals that they can be!

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Travel, spend time with my family, exercise with my dogs, and play board games.

In my classes, students can expect: To be challenged, to be empowered, and to be successful.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: To keep an open mind.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Competent, compassionate, and skilled helping professionals.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Counseling is not only for the severely mentally ill and psychology is not anti-faith.

A quote that influences how I live is: “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” –  Anaïs Nin