Dr. Jean W. Hunt enjoys professional interests in mind-body medicine, health psychology, and research methods.  Dr. Hunt also has post-doctoral certification in medical behavioral science, from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, at Lexington, which includes advanced training integrating Sociology, Psychology, Medicine, and Anthropology in the study of health and illness.  Post Doctoral career activities include Institutional research & assessment in Higher Ed; Cancer care research at Indiana University College of Medicine; teaching on-ground and online courses in Psychology, Public Service Leadership, and Education; Healthcare market research in the private sector, relationship & intimacy counseling with individuals and couples struggling with chronic disease and/or terminal illness. and Shamanic and grief counseling.  She lived with the Lakota Nation on Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota for two years and experienced Native American medicine and spiritual practices with Native elders while teaching in their local tribal college.  Hobbies include Native American beadwork, and writing.  Dr. Hunt, her family and their "puppers" 'Lil Buddy and Suzy make their home in the Toe River basin of Western North Carolina's Pisgah forest.

PhD Psychology; University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1992
BA Psychology; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988

Health Psychology

  • Andrykowski, M.A., Brady, M.A., & Hunt, J.W. (1993). Positive psychosocial adjustment in potential bone marrow transplant recipients: Cancer as a psychosocial transition. Psycho-oncology, 2, 261-276.
  • Fromm, Kathleen; Andrykowski, Michael A.; Hunt, Jean (1996).  Positive and negative psychosocial sequelae of bone marrow transplantation: Implications for quality of life assessment Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19(3), pp. 221-240. 
  • Hunt, J.W., Miller, A., Vetterello, K. (2004) Voices in the Holler:  Valuable Aspects of College Education in the words of ACA Alumni. Berea, KY:  ACA Press
  • Hunt, J.W. & Pollio, H.R. (1995). Consciousness and comedy:   What audience members are aware of when listening to the comedy of Whoopi Goldberg. International Journal of Humor, 8(2),135 154.
  • Pollio, H.R., Henley, T.B., Thompson, C.J. Barrell, J., Chapman, M.D., Erdmann, B., Goodrich, L., Hawthorne, M., Hunt, J., Lang, R., MacGillivray, W., Nowell, B., Parks, K., Ross, L., Seidner, B., Sills, A., & Sproule, J. (1997).  The phenomenology of everyday life. N.Y. Cambridge University Press.