Dr. Kate Andrews has a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization Psychology, an M.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Education, and a B.S. in Mathematics. Her first career was as an engineer working as a computer programmer, systems analyst and program manager. After earning her M.A. in Psychology, she began working with pregnant addicts providing a complete life program. As she transitioned into organizational psychology and business management, and after obtaining her Ph.D., she coached managers, teams and individual employees, and developed a personnel assessment and training department. She developed numerous campus-based and online courses for supervisors, and conducted training in lean manufacturing, statistical process control, team dynamics and communication strategies for employees.
Dr. Andrews spent two years in Israel working for the government as chief engineer and organizational consultant. She lived in Romania for seven years working with teenage orphans and elderly Roma (Gypsy) people through a nonprofit organization she founded. She provided consulting services for Roma people starting businesses and applying for EU grants. During the years there, she established the first program in a large state for orphans to be moved from orphanages into apartments where the goal was integration into the community rather than isolationism. Her first group was composed of thirty-two teenage girls.
After success with the girls, Dr. Andrews worked with teenage boys, and then children with developmental delays. At the close of her tenure in Romania, all orphans in her state were moved from orphanages to living situations integrated into the community.
Before joining Argosy, her experience in the United States as a university educator included positions at three secular universities where she taught statistics and research; psychology courses in family systems, drug addiction and counseling; and business courses in management, human resources, communication, motivation and leadership. In Romania, she developed and taught a course entitled “Faith-based Psychology and Counseling” for a Romanian Bible college. She has just completed development of thirteen graduate courses including “Strategic Planning in Higher Education” and “Research Design and Analysis.” In addition to working for Argosy full-time, she currently provides consulting services to organizations in leadership and training, while still finding time for her three grandchildren.