Steven Voss

Associate Professor of Psychology

Educational Background

  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996
  • M.A. in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996
  • M.S. in Psychology, New Mexico Highlands University, 1992
  • B.A., Buena Vista College, 1987

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • International Trauma and Disaster
  • Attachment and Marital Quality
  • Defensiveness and Attachment
  • Integration of Psychology and Theology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Marriage
  • Intimacy


  • Voss, S. L. (2014). A foundation for spirituality in counseling. Transformation, 8(3), 4-5.
  • Voss, S. L. (2013). Words, minds, and transformation. Transformation,6(2), 6-8.
  • Voss, S. L. (2013). Words and Understanding. Transformation, 6(3), 4-5.
  • The church as an agent in rural mental health, Journal of Psychology and Theology, 1996.

Professional Experience

  • Poster presentation at The Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention May 2010. Boston, MS. Lesher, S. K., Alberts, K. S., Voss, S.L., Dove, J. J., Dengel, S. J., & Roads, J. Motivation Correlates with Mathematics Anxiety in Students at a Community College.
  • Symposium Speaker at Western Psychological Association Annual Convention 2010. Cancun, Mexico. Title: “Psychology on the Hoof: Cross-Cultural Study Abroad.
  • Member of Summer S.T.E.P. Research Team studying math anxiety (Summer 2009) Truman State University
  • Presentation to Truman State University Faculty Forum entitled “CalmingAnxiety to Learn Mathematics” (C.A.L.M.) along with co-presenters Scott Alberts and Jane Roads (November 2008)
  • Served on the Missouri State Department of Higher Education Curriculum Alignment Initiative Committee to assist in developing entry-level and exit-level competencies in the area of social sciences. (Fall 2007)
  • Co-Presentation at the Missouri Community College Association: November, 2007 Title: “Math Anxiety: What We Learned in Our Pilot Study”
  • Text Book Reviewer for Worth Publisher. (2006) Reviewed section on Development in Young Adulthood in Janet Belsky’s new book, “Experiencing the Lifespan.”
  • Text Book Reviewer for Worth Publisher. (2005) Reviewed chapter on emotion for the 8th edition of Psychology by David G. Myers.
  • Presentation at the Missouri Community College Association: November, 2005 Title: “Psychology on the Hoof: Cross Cultural Psychology Abroad”