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Dr. Megan Clunan

Dr. Megan Clunan

Associate Professor of Human Services
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  • Department:
    Education and Counseling
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    July 2022
  • Personal Information:

    ​Dr. Clunan teaches students out of her calling as both a practitioner and a professor. She wants students to have a holistic learning experience and believes that the integration of faith and learning is elemental to what she does. In addition to being a professor, she is also a licensed professional counselor in multiple states and a state-approved supervisor of post-masters students pursuing licensure. She has worked in the counseling and human services field for over a decade, serving in private practice, inner-city schools, and community agencies. She specializes in the integration of Christian theology with psychology and human services, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, evidenced-based marriage and family therapy training, childhood sexual abuse recovery, adolescent counseling, and clinical counseling of various forms.

  • Educational Background:

    BA in International Affairs, Florida State University
    MA in Marriage and Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    ThM, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    PhD in Psychology and Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Publications:

    Clunan, M. (2020). The Trinity of Human Ontology: Relationships, Identity and Meaning. The Philosophy of Theological Anthropology, 1-10. Evangelical Philosophical Society.

    Clunan, M. & Armstrong, N. (2019). The Case of Harper, Courageous Cultural Conversations in the Counseling Room: Overcoming Complacency with Competence and Confidence in Cases on Cross Cultural Counseling Strategies. IGI Global.

    Clunan, M. (2018). Narrative Therapy in Christian Counseling. Journal of Applied Christian Counseling, 4(2), 1-10.

    Clunan, M. (2017). Spiritual Intimacy and the Church Planter Marriage. American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation, 10(1), 1-3.

    Clunan, M. (2016). Factors Impacting Marital Satisfaction Within Church Planter Marriages in the United States. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 

    Clunan, M. (2014). Counseling Excellence, a More Biblical View. American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation, 7(1), 6-8.

    Clunan, M. (2013). Fear is Freedom. American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation, 6(3), 1-2.



    Year: 2021
    Title: Soul Care and the Christian Professor: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
    Meeting: Society of Professors in Christian Education

    Year: 2021
    Title: The Trinity of Human Ontology: Relationships, Identity, and Meaning
    Meeting: American Association of Christian Counselors

    Year: 2020
    Title: An Ancient Understanding Empowers Innovative Learning: Character and Academic Development Through Discipleship and Intentionality
    MeetingSociety of Professors in Christian Education

    Year: 2020
    Title: Courageous Cultural Conversations: Overcoming Complacency with Competency
    Meeting: North Carolina Counseling Association

    Year: 2019  
    Title: Entitlement is a Secondary Culture: What is the Primary Culture and What is the Antidote?
    Meeting: Appalachian College Association

    Year: 2019 
    Title: The Ethical Necessity to Address the Whole Client: Why Spirituality Isn't Antithetical to Counseling Psychology
    Meeting: North Carolina Counseling Association

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Outside of the classroom, Dr. Clunan is a wife of a youth pastor and mother to two. As a family, they love cooking, hiking, going on adventures together, and they have two rescue pups. She loves her church and serving within it to work with kids, youth, and families. She enjoys reading, running, finding ways to be outside, and watching New Orleans Saints football.