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
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
Blue and Gold Society
Student Instructor for Psychology
Football team (2004 season)