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Kristian Veit

College of Arts and Sciences

Behavioral Sciences


Ph.D., 2006, Northern Illinois University
M.A., 2003 Northern Illinois University
B.A., 1998, University of Nebraska

Dr. Veit joined Olivet’s faculty in 2007. Currently, he teaches courses in research and statistics, social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and psychological testing. He also oversees independent study research projects (senior theses) for the Bachelor of Science degree program.

His research interests include job satisfaction, attitudes, work-family conflict and personality. He frequently presents his original research at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association and at the American Psychological Association's annual convention. He has also served as a consultant for churches and other businesses, using skills in research and statistical data to compile valuable information.

His past awards include a part-time dissertation completion fellowship from Northern Illinois University in 2005–2006, and the Center for Access-Ability Resources' University Friends Award in 2005. He has also received two Faculty Scholarship Project Grants from ONU.

Dr. Veit mentored the second place recipient of the Harold Young Research Award in 2008, and the first place recipients in 2010 and 2015. This annual award, given by the Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers to encourage scholarly research relevant to the Church of the Nazarene, goes to an undergraduate student who presents an outstanding research paper. Many of his students have presented their research at the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Annual Student Symposium, the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research and the American Psychological Association's annual convention.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Golden Key National Honor Society, Midwest Psychological Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

In his leisure time, Dr. Veit enjoys running, swimming, biking, playing guitar, rock climbing and pencil drawing. He and his wife, Beth, have three daughters, Kylie, Bailey and Kirby.

Psalm

119:66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments.