Meet Gerlin Valencia - Faculty Member, Social Sciences Instructor at Penn Foster.

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Faculty Biography

Gerlin Valencia, PhD

Instructor, Social Science

PhD Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Psychology, Bluefield College

Penn Foster Social Sciences Instructor

As a psychologist of religion, I am interested in the understanding of the formation and effects of religion or religious beliefs upon an individual’s sense of meaning, life, behavior, and psycho-emotional well-being.

What was your role prior to joining Penn Foster?
Prior to joining the Penn Foster family, I worked as an overnight stocker at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Dickson City, PA.

What most excites you about being a part of the Penn Foster team?
The most exciting thing about joining the Penn Foster family has been meeting new people who care about helping students achieve their academic goals.

What are your hobbies and interests?
My main hobbies are reading, journaling, watching movies, and traveling.

What is your favorite quote?
"Make it simple so that a child can understand it and do it better than you do" Unknown

 


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