Dr. Janet Dean


Dr. Janet B. Dean, a licensed psychologist, is an associate professor of psychology at Asbury University. In 2014, she was recognized by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the “Outstanding Undergraduate Student Mentor Award.”

As part of her work at Asbury, Dr. Dean is actively involved in research that explores the intersectionality between faith and psychology. Her ongoing projects include sexual identity on faith-based campuses, sexuality and religion, thoughts of God and psychological well-being, forgiveness, and counselor self-care, in addition to various student projects that she facilitates.

Prior to joining the Asbury faculty, Dr. Dean served as a counselor in the university’s Center for Counseling for four years. She has more than 20 years of experience in psychological assessment and treatment across a variety of settings, including university counseling, community mental health, correctional and forensic psychology, and her ongoing private practice. As affiliate faculty, she also teaches counseling courses at Asbury Theological Seminary.