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
Dr. Nevitt is a member of the American Psychological Association
Dr. Nevitt is a member of the Society for Teaching Psychology.
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
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. Peru State College 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