Clinical Psychology Faculty and Staff

Meet the Clinical Psychology faculty at the Wheaton College Graduate School

Twenty-four School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy faculty, adjunct faculty and guest instructors play a role in the clinical psychology program. The core faculty consists of eight individuals who contribute more than half of their time to doctoral education. All of the core faculty members completed doctoral programs and internships that are accredited by the American Psychological Association. Consistent with the training model employed, every effort has been made to attract scholars with strong interests in clinical practice and practitioners with strong scholarly interests and abilities. 

A man smilingClinical Psychology Program Director

Benjamin Pyykkonen, Ph.D.

Ginger SmithClinical Psychology Doctoral Programs Administrator

Ginger Smith

Core Clinical Psychology Faculty

Sally Schwer Canning Headshot
Sally Schwer Canning, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology


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James Cornwell, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Associate Professor of Psychology


Ward Davis Headshot
Ward Davis, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Training, Professor of Psychology


John McConnell Headshot
John McConnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology


Benjamin Pyykkonen, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Programs Director, Associate Professor of Psychology


Sandra Yu Rueger Headshot
Sandra Yu Rueger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology


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Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.
Professor and Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Endowed Chair in Psychology, Director, Sexual & Gender Identity Institute