Faculty Corner - Ever feel like you don’t belong?

As a new professor at APU, I often ask my students to read articles about belonging. Then, we chat about why a sense of belonging is so important for every single person, including themselves as students and even me as a new faculty member! When we feel out of place, which we inevitably will, it’s natural to ask, “Do I belong here?” As a Christian, I know we all belong in God’s fellowship so I try to shift my question to, “How can I help others belong here?”

Dr. Andrew Shelton is a counseling psychologist who joined the department in Fall 2018.