James Madison University

Craig Shealy, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Psychology
Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute

PHOTO:Craig Shealy
  • Office:Johnston Hall 202
  • Phone: 540-568-6835
  • Email: shealycn@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 7401
    800 S. Main St.
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Auburn University (1992). Concentration: Clinical Psychology
  • Internship, Florida Mental Health Institute (APA Accredited)


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI), which examines the linkage between beliefs and values and actions, policies, and practices around the world through a range of scholarly, educational, and service initiatives (see www.ibavi.org)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Beliefs and Values: Understanding the Global Implications of Human Nature, an interdisciplinary and international journal from Springer Publishing
  • Assessment, etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values vis-à-vis Equilintegration Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI)
  • Principles and processes of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Training
  • Global education and internationalization of the curriculum
  • Cultivation of aware, reflective, and transformative leaders
  • Development of professional interests and identity
  • The “Therapeutic Home Parent” model of child and youth care