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Scandrette Lecture Series

About the Scandrette Lectures

The Scandrette Lectures have been offered annually since 1981 in honor of the founding member of our department and first Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, Dr. Onas Scandrette.

Hosted by the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy, the annual Scandrette Lecture Series features an outstanding contributor to the integration of Christian faith and psychology for the enrichment of our students, faculty, and campus community.

2021 Scandrette Lecture

Watch the 2021 Scandrette Lecture, "An Integrative Exploration into the Relationship between Human and Spiritual Formation prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic", given by Dr. David C. Wang, licensed psychologist, pastor and Associate Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Wang teaches and speaks internationally, maintains a clinical practice in Fullerton, CA (drdavidcwang.com), is Pastor of Spiritual Formation at One Life City Church and serves on the Board of Directors for Joya Scholars.

2019 Scandrette Lecture

"Looking Beyond the Material World: Spiritual Struggles and Supernatural Attributions", given by Dr. Julie ExlineProfessor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Exline is a licensed clinical psychologist in Ohio and has been certified as a spiritual director through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.

2018 Scandrette Lecture

Watch 2018's Scandrette Lecture, "Integrative Domains and Current Trends in the Integration of Psychology and Christianity", given by Dr. Mark Yarhouse!

Mark Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Past Lecturers

See a list of all of the individuals who have given Scandrette Lectures, going back to 1981!

About Dr. Onas C. Scandrette

February 6, 1914 – January 12, 2005

Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Wheaton College


B.A. Seattle Pacific College, Seattle, WA (1939)

M.Ed. University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1953)

Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (1958)


Dr. Onas Scandrette taught at every educational level from elementary school through graduate school. He worked as a therapist in a child guidance clinic, as a school psychologist, and as a college counselor. He published more than sixty articles in the areas of personality, educational psychology, the integration of psychology and religion, and photography. 

Dr. Scandrette came to Wheaton in 1957 and was instrumental in establishing the Psychology Department in 1962. He was the first chairman of the new department. During his tenure an impressive number of students pursued graduate study, in large part due to his efforts and encouragement. Dr. Scandrette retired in 1979. 

Photography was Dr. Scandrette’s principal avocation. More than 200 of his photographs were accepted in international exhibitions, and a number won special awards. In 1987 Dr. Scandrette was made a Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, the highest honor of the Society. He was a contributing editor of the PSA Journal, the official organ of the Society. Seattle Pacific University awarded him a “distinguished alumnus” medallion in June, 1989. 

Dr. Scandrette entered the presence of the Lord on January 12, 2005.