Student Counseling Staff
Director of Student Counseling Center
Dr. Tim Dinger serves as the director of the Student Counseling Center. He graduated with his doctorate in counselor education from Texas Tech University, and has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Dinger is a national board certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor. Clinically a generalist, he enjoys working with college-aged adults and couples.
He is particularly interested in how developmental issues influence adult functioning. His research interests are in clinical interventions used with individuals who suffered trauma, ethical decision-making and counselor development. Dr. Dinger is married to Pam. They have four children.
Office: 100 S. Holly Street
Jennifer Niles, Counselor
Jennifer Niles is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. She received her master's degree in counseling at John Brown University and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She started working for the JBU Student Counseling Center in August 2005.
Jennifer has experience working with a variety of men and women who desire change in their lives. She is dedicated to helping her clients develop healthier relationships with themselves, others and with societal/cultural expectations. She practices with acceptance and compassion and guides her clients in cultivating courage, compassion and connection in their own lives.
Jennifer's passions outside of the counseling room revolve around running, rock-climbing, yoga, traveling, reading and fine-dining, all of which she shares with her husband, Frank, a professor of political science/gourmet cook and their daughter Emma.
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy- the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brown, B. (2010) The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Emily Moore, Counselor
Emily received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa in 1997. She worked on staff with a campus ministry for several years and received a master's degree in marriage and family therapy and professional counseling from John Brown University in 2002.
Following the completion of her graduate work, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Robert and practiced privately there, while working on clinical research studies in the effect of postpartum depression on children. In 2007, Emily and her family moved back to the area and she opened a private practice, where she specializes in women’s health issues, like infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as postpartum and post-adoption mood and anxiety disorders.
She is a licensed professional counselor and is a family systems oriented therapist, with additional training and experience in cognitive behavioral work. In addition to her private practice, Emily sees clients at the John Brown University Student Counseling Center. Her clinical interests with students include treating depression, anxiety, grief, relational, sexual, and adjustment issues. Since women’s health and functioning throughout the life span is one of her areas of academic interest, she also enjoys working with students dealing with related difficulties.
Mollie Reddin, Intern
Mollie Reddin received her master's degree in community counseling and bachelor's degree in ramily & human services from John Brown University. She is currently pursuing counseling licensure.
Her background includes a variety of work with children, adults, and couples in community and university settings. She is interested in working with adults during the college years to increase wholeness, meaning, and awareness within themselves and relationships.
Mollie is married to Matt and some of her favorite things include their cat Basil, a really nice breakfast, and traveling.
Marc Payne, intern
Marc Paine received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1999 from Central Baptist College and a Master’s Degree in Divinity in 2006 from Concordia Seminary. He has worked in youth, parish, and college ministry settings including both the University of Arkansas and Mississippi State University.
Marc began practicing mindfulness and meditation over twenty years ago and currently teaches mindfulness and meditation in both Rogers, AR and Fayetteville, AR. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and is a student of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Marc is married and has two children. He and his family are members of St. Nicholas Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church in Springdale, AR. In his free time, Marc practices traditional martial arts, writes poetry and non-fiction, and enjoys a nice cup of hot tea.
Rob Carney, intern
Rob Carney is a graduate student and intern currently pursuing a master’s degree in community counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. He plans on completing his degree by August of 2015. He completed his undergraduate studies at Ouachita Baptist University attaining a B.A. in Biology and Psychology in 2011.
In his free time Rob enjoys fly fishing (as well as fly tying), reading and spending time at the park with his dog, Max.
Becca Dye, Intern
Becca Dye is a graduate student pursuing her master's degree in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in community counseling. Becca completed her undergraduate work in marriage and family therapy with a minor as Illustration Art from John Brown University.
After graduation, Becca plans to pursue licensure in marriage and family therapy as well as personal counseling. Becca has always had a heart for helping others and has had the opportunity to serve on the mission field and here at home.
Becca is originally from Colorado Springs, CO, yet has called Arkansas home for the last five years.
Outside of her clinical and academic work, Becca enjoys art-particularly painting, camping, reading, and traveling. Becca is recently married to John Brown University alumni Matthew Dye.