Faculty and Staff
Lynette Bikos, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Dean, School of Psychology, Family and Community
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1987
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989
Ph.D., University of Kansas - Lawrence, 1996
At SPU since 2005
Lynette H. Bikos, Ph.D. is Director of Research and Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community at Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Bikos teaches statistics, research methods, and psychometrics courses in the clinical and industrial/organizational psychology doctoral programs.
Dr. Bikos is a licensed psychologist in Washington and Kansas, and her expertise is in the area of international psychology. During a 3 1/2 year stay in Turkey, she began a series of studies evaluating adaptation to expatriation. What began as a longitudinal investigation of adaptation to expatriation to a foreign country has expanded to include understanding expatriation and repatriation transitions of missionary families, particularly college-age missionary kids (MK's); the re-entry experiences of college students who study abroad (or participate in short-term mission/service projects); and the internationalization of the psychology curricula.
Additionally, Dr. Bikos' research team is actively involved in positive youth development research with the 4-H Youth Development organization. Projects have involved understanding research utilization among 4-H faculty, staff, and volunteers; and evaluating the 4-H Record Book.
In an effort to close the science-to-service gap, Dr. Bikos' research team works with non-profit organizations to assist them in developing plans and systems for collecting and reporting program outcomes. Dr. Bikos has experience both internally (with program/research director positions) and externally (as a consultant) with organizations as they design and maintain program evaluations.
During all kinds of weather, Dr. Bikos enjoys bicycling with her family and volunteering with 4-H.
A full listing of publications, presentations, and current projects can be found on Dr. Bikos' CV. For reprints of published manuscripts or posters, contact Professor Bikos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lynette Bikos and her research vertical team (RVT):
APA Poster 2014: (Click on poster to view PDF)
"The Effects of Study Abroad on Students Psycho-Social-Spiritual Development"
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APA 2012 Annual Convention:
APA Convention 2009:
Previous Poster Presentations: