SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Behavioral Sciences


Chris Dinwiddie
Chris Dinwiddie
Chris Dinwiddie
Associate Professor of Psychology
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Gott Educational Center 201
Bolivar, MO 65613

Education and professional background: Dinwiddie received a B.A. from Langston University; an M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, an M.A. in Christian Education, and a Ph.D. all from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began teaching at SBU in 2006 and teaches courses in counseling and psychology. His primary areas of research interest include marriage and family, especially the role of grace and forgiveness in those relationships. Prior to coming to SBU, Dinwiddie has served as a youth minister, counselor, and teaching fellow at SWBTS. Dinwiddie also currently serves as the head coach of the SBU Men's Soccer Team.

Family: Married to Ashley, administrative assistant to the president at SBU, since 1996 and they have one daughter, Robin, born in 2006

Community involvement: Dinwiddie attends First Baptist Church-Bolivar where he teaches a core group.

Why did you choose to teach at SBU? "The freedom to express faith in academia"

What sets SBU apart from other universities? "The commitment to excellence in teaching within a faith context"

What advice do you have for prospective students? "Go somewhere you want to be (not because of a name)."