Archibald Hart, senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus, is a licensed psychologist, certified biofeedback practitioner, and board certified diplomate fellow in psychopharmacology. Though retired from full-time teaching, he continues to teach Psychopharmacology and to teach in the Doctor of Ministry program.
Dr. Hart joined the faculty of Fuller’s School of Psychology in 1973. He served as dean of the School of Psychology from 1983 until 1995, thereafter returning to his professorial role. During his tenure as dean he guided the construction of the new psychology building complex. Fuller has established two annual scholarships for psychology students as a part of Hart’s legacy. In 1978 he received the first Weyerhaeuser Award for Faculty Excellence given at Fuller.
Hart is best known for his research and his ministry to churches through psychological training, education, and consultation on marriage, stress management, handling emotions, divorce, the hazards of ministry, and sexual behavior. The American Association of Christian Counselors honored him in 1997 with their “Caregivers Award.” In 2013 he was honored at the World Conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors with the “Distinguished President’s Award for Outstanding Influence and Leadership in the Development and Advancement of Christian Counseling around the World.”
He has also served as executive editor and director of international relations for the American Association of Christian Counselors, was one of the founders of the Biofeedback Society of California, and for many years served as president of the International Network for Christian Counseling.
Dr. Hart has published 33 books, more recently The Digital Invasion: How Technology is Shaping You and Your Relationships (2013, with daughter Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd); Sleep: It Does a Family Good (2010); Flourish: Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living (2010, with daughter Dr. Catherine Hart Weber); Thrilled to Death (2007), Stressed or Depressed (2005, with daughter Dr. Catherine Hart Weber); Safe Haven Marriage (2002, with daughter Dr. Sharon Hart Morris); Unveiling Depression in Women (2001, with daughter Dr. Catherine Hart Weber); and Unmasking Male Depression (2001).
Dr. Hart and his wife have three daughters, four grandsons, and three granddaughters.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Cognitive psychology, stress management, psychopharmacology, psychophysiology, biofeedback, therapeutic aspects of the Christian gospel, vocational hazards of ministry