Faculty / Staff
Kimberly Donovan, Associate Professor (Graduate Program)
Susan Green, Professor, Department Co-Chair
Leslie Johnson, Associate Professor
Gina Mireault, Professor, Department Co-Chair
Daniel Weigel, Associate Professor (Graduate Program)
Staff Assistant: Vicky Sanborn
Programs in the Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Behavioral Sciences explore the ways humans behave, both as individuals and as groups, and the impact of this behavior on society. Each major provides a different lens through which to view these topics. Anthropology examines cultural differences and similarities; sociology examines the relationships and interactions between humans and social structures; psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and the mind.
The NVU-Johnson Wellness & Alternative Medicine major combines aspects of all three of these disciplines with the study of biology, chemistry, anatomy and other sciences to deliver a practical education in a variety of healing and health practices used throughout the world.
Majors & Concentrations
The NVU-Johnson Department of Behavioral Sciences offers courses with the following designators: ANT (anthropology), CRJ (criminal restorative justice), CSV (community service/volunteer), PSY (psychology), SSC (social science), SOC (sociology) and WAM (wellness & alternative medicine). See full Course Descriptions. The department also offers a Master of Arts program in counseling; refer to the NVU Graduate Catalog for information.