There are three divisions of faculty providing instruction in the master’s degree program for Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University Calumet.

Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty

The Marriage and Family Therapy faculty have doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychology. Their areas of expertise include treatment of incest, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, child and adolescent treatment, couple therapy, family therapy supervision, grief and trauma recovery, the marital/family life of the family therapist, and research methodology. All members of the MFT faculty are AAMFT Clinical Fellows and Approved Supervisors.

Picture of Program Director, Dr. Megan Murphy

Name: Megan Murphy, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Office: Entrepreneurship Center 134
Phone: 219-989-2101
Email: megan.murphy@purduecal.edu

Megan Murphy, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Photo of Clinic Director, Dr. Lorna Hecker

Name: Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
Title: Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, Couple and Family Therapy Center
Office: Entrepreneurship Center 136
Phone: 219-989-2938
Email: hecker@purduecal.edu

Lorna Hecker, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Photo of Dr. Joseph Wetchler

Name: Joseph Wetchler, Ph.D.
Title: Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Office: Entrepreneurship Center 138
Phone: 219-989-2587
Email: wetchler@purduecal.edu

Joe Wetchler, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Research Faculty

The research faculty members have doctoral degrees in experimental psychology and human development and social policy. They teach courses in statistics and research design. In addition, the research faculty serve as thesis chairs and are research methodologists.

Adjunct Faculty

The adjunct faculty have advanced degrees specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy and supervise graduate students in the program.

Adjucnt Professor Jerry Bercik Photograhed

Name: Jerome Bercik, M.S.W

Adjucnt Faculty Sarah Morris Photographed

Name: Sarah Morris, M.S. 



Administrative Assistant

Picture of Program Secretary Joyce Ivey

Name: Joyce Ivey
Title:Program Secretary
Office: Entrepreneurship Center
Phone: 219-989-2027
Email: joyce.ivey@purduecal.edu