David Bull, Class of 2007

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Posted on: Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Brent Treash
Critical Thinking: David Bull still puts into practice the most important lesson he learned at Emory & Henry: Question everything. This piece of advice was given by a professor who encouraged Bull to look for creative solutions and to dig deeper for answers to difficult problems.

David Bull still puts into practice the most important lesson he learned at Emory & Henry: Question everything. This piece of advice was given by a professor who encouraged Bull to look for creative solutions and to dig deeper for answers to difficult problems.

“I regularly draw upon this advice in my professional life as a clinical psychologist,” Bull says. “I’m thankful for the great professors who invested their time and energy getting to know me on a personal level, fostered my passion for learning, and significantly influenced and supported my career choice.”

As a clinical psychologist with Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., Bull works remotely through the organization’s Telemedicine Program, treating underserved populations at off-site, integrated primary care clinics. He credits his experiences both in and outside of the classroom at Emory & Henry as providing the foundational and critical thinking skills necessary for success in his graduate studies and career.

“Reflecting on my experiences at Emory & Henry, I’ve grown to better appreciate the importance and power of relationships, community, advocacy and service,” says Bull, who served as a supplemental instructor for various psychology courses at the college. “World-class professors, small class sizes, a strong liberal arts curriculum, and a special sense of place and community sets Emory & Henry apart from other colleges and universities.”

Hometown: Jonesville, Va.
Current City: Johnson City, Tenn.
Occupation: Clinical psychologist for Cherokee Health Systems
Major: Psychology
Minor: Public Policy and Community Service
Advanced Education: Xavier University, master’s degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Extra-curricular Activities at Emory & Henry:
Psi Chi Club
Pi Gamma Mu Academic Honor Society
Sigma Mu Academic Honor Society
Blue Key Club
Psychology Club
Blue and Gold Society
Student Instructor for Psychology
Football team (2004 season)