Adrienne Forgette, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty


As dean of the faculty, Dr. Adrienne Forgette is responsible for faculty development and evaluations, as well as curriculum. She previously was the college’s associate dean and served two years as interim associate dean of assessment and accreditation. From 2004 to 2006, she chaired Northwestern’s self-study team during the process of reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

A clinical psychologist with research interests in attitudes and values, Dr. Forgette was hired as a psychology professor by Northwestern in 1995. In addition to serving as department chair, she also was elected as the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Forgette earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology, a master’s degree in theology from Fuller, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to teaching, she served as a crisis counselor/advocate for an organization dedicated to preventing family abuse and as an outpatient therapist for a counseling clinic.

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