Donald W. Werner, PhD
- MA, PhD, Michigan State University, 1970, 1977
- MS, University of Kansas, 1966
- BS, Queens College, 1962
Experience and Background
Dr. Werner has been a research chemist for Allied Chemical and the U.S. Navy, a mental health therapist, the clinical director of the Lynchburg College Counseling Center, and is currently Chair of the Psychology Department. He has been a faculty member at Lynchburg College since 1981.
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Society
- Virginia Psychological Association, Virginia Academy of Academic Psychologists (Secretary (current) and past president)
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Werner currently teaches courses related to his interest in philosophy and clinical psychology, including General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Psychotherapy, History and Systems, and the LC capstone course, Senior Symposium.
He practiced as a Clinical Psychologist for over 25 years, and trained paraprofessionals as suicide prevention workers and as peer counselors. He has been especially interested in issues related to human nature, genocide, global warming, and overpopulation.
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations
Some of the papers Dr. Werner has recently delivered include: "Beyond Human Nature: Robots," "Can You Trust Your Therapist: Pseudoscience and Clinical Psychology," "Superstition: Or Why Being Religious Is Normal," and "Overpopulation: The Self-Destructive Aspect of Human Nature." He is the editor of the fifth volume of the LC Symposium Readings "Science and Human Nature."