Our faculty members bring a wide range of clinical experiences and theoretical expertise. They’re active writers. Working therapists. And accomplished theologians. Most of all, they’re here for you.


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Dr. Gregg Blanton
Professor of Human Services

Dr. Gregg Blanton has served on the faculty of Montreat College since 1997. Dr. Blanton earned a B.S. from Evangel College, an M.Ed. at Converse College, an M.Ed. at Clemson University, and an Ed.D. in counselor education from Texas A&M University—Commerce. In addition to teaching at Montreat College, Dr. Blanton maintains a private practice providing marriage, family, and individual therapy, as well as supervision of other counselors. Dr. Blanton has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 15 years, working in a variety of institutional settings.  He has published the book, Mind Over Marriage: Transforming Your Relationship Using Centering Prayer and Neuroscience, as well as numerous articles in the Journal of Christianity and Psychology, Pastoral Psychology, The Family Journal, and Innovations in Clinical Practice. Outside his work at the college, Dr. Blanton enjoys hiking, movies, and swimming.

Dr. Brad Faircloth
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Brad Faircloth arrived at Montreat College in 2011.  He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Notre Dame where he studied the effects of marital conflict on children. Dr. Faircloth has published several peer reviewed journal articles as well as presented results of the Happy Couples Happy Kids program at several national research conferences. Dr. Faircloth is currently a research associate at the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) and investigator at the Center for Advanced Study of Early Childhood and Family Support Practices of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC. His current research interests include the effectiveness of Fatherhood support programs, ongoing testing of the Happy Couples Happy Kids program, and Early Head Start and Early Intervention program evaluation.

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