Gerald Nissley

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
B.S. Psychology

Dr. Gerald Nissley’s formal training is in clinical psychology where he has served in various roles over his 20+ year career. Dr. Nissley has worked on faculty at a variety of academic programs in psychology and mental health counseling, and he previously developed and directed a graduate counseling program. Dr. Nissley has also provided psychological services in private and group practices, with specialties in forensic and pediatric psychology. At Walden University, he teaches abnormal psychology and has served as a subject matter expert previously. Dr. Nissley has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees as a methodologist and chair. He has also served as a university research reviewer of dissertations at Walden.
Dr. Nissley’s current research interests focus primarily on integration of faith into counseling, teaching of psychology, clinical psychology. He has presented at numerous conferences including the American Psychological Association's annual conference. Dr. Nissley has also published numerous book chapters and articles. He is frequently quoted in trade magazines and popular publications.

Courses Taught

PSYC 3004 - Psychological Disorders


PsyD, Capella University

MS, Millersville University

BA, Messiah College

Public Service

E-Health Advisory Committee , Board Member - Austin

Marshall Public Library , Board Member - Marshall

Awards / Honors

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who, 2005

Certificate of Honors - Exceptional Skill in Outco, Capella University, 2004


Hegy, P., Seegobin, W., Reyes, R., Hostler, H., Nissley, G. E., Hart, A. (2007). Relationship with parents, God concept, self-esteem, and relationship intimacy.


Nissley, G. E. (2017). The effect of self-disclosure in treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities. Texas Psychological Association