School of Psychology and Counseling
Erin A. Mueller, Ph.D.
Program Director & Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Brigham Young University
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Erin Mueller began at Bushnell in 2022. She teaches various courses within the Psychology major and serves as the Program Director. She is a native of Iowa and completed her BA in Psychology and French in 1992 at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Mueller pursued her clinical psychology degree at Brigham Young University with an emphasis in neuropsychology, completing it in 1996. Her internship year took her to the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship and residency in medical psychology at Oregon Health and Science University. She has been licensed by the State of Oregon as a psychologist since 1999 and practiced in a variety of settings for ten years. Dr. Mueller’s clinical work focused on helping children and families with various developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. She believes that this experience, combined with her research training, has prepared her well to infuse her courses with real life applications of psychology.


Dr. Mueller has taught full-time since 2007 where she began at Concordia University, Portland. There she helped grow the major, developed new courses, established a Psi Chi chapter, served as department chair, and implemented a Masters program in community psychology. A favorite endeavor has been developing study abroad programs to South Africa, Ireland, and France. Additionally, she served as the Concordia University Honors Program Director. In 2009, she was honored with the Dean’s award for service to students, which is one of her most treasured memories of her tenure at Concordia. After its closure in 2020, Dr. Mueller ventured back to the Midwest for a year of teaching at Northwestern College. She is delighted to be back in Oregon and at Bushnell University where she strives to inspire students to marvel at the human family while they seek out their vocation.