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Ron Hopson (He/Him)

Associate Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care

  • Psychology
  • School of Divinity


Ronald E. Hopson is Associate Professor of Psychology and Divinity at Howard University. He holds a joint appointment in the department of Psychology, and in the School of Divinity. He teaches courses in Pastoral Care, Sexuality and the Black Church, Christian Fundamentalism, the Psychology of Religion, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Group Psychotherapy.  

Dr. Hopson received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. He attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and was ordained to Christian ministry in 1988. He is a Licensed Psychologist and an Authorized Minister in the United Church of Christ. Dr. Hopson has published in the areas of Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse, Christian Fundamentalism and the Religious Right, Sexuality and the Black Church, and Pastoral Care. His most current work is in the area of Sexuality and the Black Church, and the Psychological Implications of Atonement Theology. Dr. Hopson has presented his professional work and conducted workshops in the U.S. as well as in Europe and Africa.