RICHARD GARVIN | Cumberland University
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Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
Location: School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
B.B.A., Philander Smith College
M.A., Fisk University

Richard Garvin is an Assistant Professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at Nashville State Community College in Nashville, Tennessee. He has taught psychology courses for over eight years at institutions of higher education including Cumberland University. He served as a psychotherapist at The Village of Kairos, providing therapy to individuals, men, women, couples, adolescents as well as those with alcohol or drug addictions. Richard’s specialty is working with transracial adoption families. Transracial adoption (or interracial adoption) refers to the adoption of a child that is of a different race than that of the adoptive parents.

Richard earned his Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University. In addition, he earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Richard is not working, he enjoys playing basketball, reading and exercising, but more importantly he enjoys spending time with his wife of ten years and his two children.