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Director of Counseling Services
(615) 547-1397
Labry Hall, Room 225
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security
A.A., Cumberland University
B.A., University of Texas, Permian Basin
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Walden University

Eddie was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Lebanon High school, as well as Cumberland College, the University of Texas Permian Basin, Middle Tennessee State University, and Walden University. He is licensed by the state as a Senior Psychological Examiner. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology. He completed his doctoral dissertation on the effects of authentic leadership and emotional intelligence on employee ethical integrity. Eddie’s past employment history includes community mental health, seven years at a state psychiatric hospital conducting court-ordered evaluations, and eight years as Associate Dean of Clinical Services at Bethel University. During his clinical career Eddie was invited to join a team of practice-management consultants in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he conducted in-office consultations all over the United States, including seminars on a variety of business topics. His current interests include combining his clinical career with new roles in executive coaching. Eddie is married to Jo Christian who is also a counseling psychologist at MTSU. Together they have one daughter, Hannah and one cockapoo, named Bogey. In his free time Eddie enjoys golf, other sporting events, and trips to the beach. After being away for many years, Eddie returned to Lebanon in 2017 to become part of the Cumberland staff.