HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2011 ? Dr. Christopher Lootens has been hired as assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. Lootens earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.
Lootens teaches psychology courses that have a clinical focus, and he also serves as an academic adviser, coordinates the undergraduate psychology program, and advises student organizations and conducts research.
“I could not be happier about beginning my career at High Point University,” says Lootens. “I am continually impressed by the excitement with which my students approach learning, as well as the expansion and generosity of the university community as a whole. I am very grateful, and consider myself fortunate to be welcomed into a department and a university that is truly extraordinary.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.
Vice President for Administration