Why Study Psychology in America?


Psychology Faculty at Lewis-Clark State College

LCSC’s greatest strength is not the natural beauty that surrounds it, but its faculty. The psychology faculty are award-winning teaching-scholars that are student-centered, friendly, supportive, and maintain high standards of educational excellence.


Dr. Rachelle Genthôs is our social psychologist. She will teach you everything you need to know about human interaction. She also teaches our courses on research methods, the history of psychology, and evolutionary psychology.


Dr. Rhett Diessner is our developmental psychologist, teaching courses on child development, positive psychology, and the psychology of sustainability (environmental-ecological).

Dr. Teri Rust (photo not available) is our statistics psychologist.  Some psychology majors do not enjoy numbers (after all, their goal is to become psychotherapists, not number-crunchers); but Dr. Rust has a fine reputation for helping students that are weak in mathematics come to a strong understanding of statistical concepts.


Dr. Judith St. Louis is our Addiction Studies expert. At LCSC you can complete a minor in Addiction Studies (ADS) and become a certified addictions counselor. You will have the bounty of taking many classes from Dr. St. Louis if you pursue this minor (which is a very good idea, as there are many jobs for addictions counselors; and in counseling psychology you will encounter many clients that also have chemical dependency issues).

If you have any questions about the LCSC psychology program please email Dr. Diessner, Psychology Program Coordinator, and you will promptly receive a response.