Jacob A. Johnson recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy and MFT Training Coordinator.
Previously, Johnson served as a Resident in Couple and Family Therapy at Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Ill.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he earned a B.A. in Spanish Studies and Global Studies. He completed an M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy at Northwestern University and is expected to complete a doctorate in Human Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the spring of 2014.
His dissertation, “How Couples Raising Children on the Autism Spectrum Negotiate Intimacy,” focuses on couple and family issues related to raising and caring for children with developmental disabilities.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the psychology department faculty at Wheaton College. To be asked to be a part of an institution with such a prestigious academic and spiritual reputation is truly an honor,” Johnson says. “In addition, I am excited to help the Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s program grow and develop. I look forward to helping shape the program curriculum, mentor students, and labor with my colleagues in the hard work of integrating the Christian faith and the practice of marriage and family therapy.”