Dr. James Nevitt

Professor of Psychology

Dr. James Nevitt

Professor of Psychology

Professional Studies
TJM 240


Fall 2019 Course Offerings:
COUN 310 000A Techniques of Counseling (campus-semester)
HP 301 000A Analysis of Evil I (Honors Program) (campus-semester)
PSYC 330 000A Research Methods (campus-semester)
PSYC 440 000A Biological Psychology (campus-semester)



Dr. Nevitt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.  His graduate studies were completed at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where he received a Master of Science degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology.

Dr. Nevitt’s experience includes 21 years as a psychology instructor for Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska.  He completed additional graduate studies in counseling at Wichita State University and worked as a substance abuse counselor for Comcare Addiction Treatment Services in Wichita, Kansas. Comcare is the largest outpatient treatment center in the state of Kansas.

Years Teaching at Peru State College – (2002 – Present)

Other courses regularly taught: HP 302 Analysis of Evil II (Honors course), COUN 410 Addictions, PSYC 410 Experimental Psychology

Professional Organizations:

Dr. Nevitt is a member of the American Psychological Association

Dr. Nevitt is a member of the Society for Teaching Psychology.

Academic Rank

Dr. Nevitt is a Full Professor of Psychology at Peru State College (October 2017).

He has served on the Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation Team (CARE Team) since 2009


James Gibson-Student

Trio-Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Wichita State University, July 2001

Study Title – Environmental Determinants of Substance Abuse

School of Professional Studies “Instructional Innovation” Award, Spring 2006

Received Teacher Excellence Award in 2008



James R. Nevitt and Joel Lundak

“Accuracy of Self-Reports of Alcohol Offenders in a Rural Midwestern County.” Psychological Reports, 2005, 96, 511-514.

James Nevitt, Joel Lundak and Greg Galardi

“A Profile of Adolescent Alcohol Offenders in Two Rural Midwestern Counties.” Psychological Reports, 2006, 98, 279-384.

Galardi, G., Nevitt, J. & Gottschalk, C. (2006, October 12) Electronic Research in the Social Sciences. PSC Academic Resource Center.

James R. Nevitt, Joel Lundak, Jessica Codr and Robert Adams

“An Analysis of Audit Scores of Adolescent Offenders In Two Midwestern Counties”

Psychological Reports, 2007, 100, 700-706.

Nevitt, J. (2008, October). Using an Instructor-Created Graphic Novel To Teach a Course About Serial Murder. Poster session presented at the Criminal Justice and Pop Culture Conference, Missouri Cental University, Warrensburg, Missouri.

Dr. James Nevitt and Dr. Greg Galardi

“Analysis of Evil: Using a Graphic Novel to Teach an Interdisciplinary Honors Course Involving Psychology and Serial Murder”

American Criminal Justice Association L.A.E. Journal, 2009, 20-22.

Dr. Kelli Gardner and Dr. James R. Nevitt

Psychological Student Syndrome on a Small Midwestern College Campus (2017), Teaching Professor Conference, St. Louis, MO