Professor Emeritus

BA  Hope College
MDiv  Western-Theological Seminary
MA  University of Nebraska
PhD  University of Nebraska

Professor of Psychology Don Damsteegt has served at Mount Mercy since 1981. He had previous teaching experience at the University of Nebraska. Prior to coming to Mount Mercy he served as a clergyman.

Damsteegt currently serves as the Public Education Committee chair for the Iowa Psychological Association. He is a Health Service Provider in Psychology. He is a member of the Iowa Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, and Imago Relationship International.

He serves on the Foundation 2 Board of Directors, and has assisted with Habitat for Humanity's building projects. He also teaches Sunday School at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. In 2003 he was president of the Iowa Psychological Association.

In his spare time Damsteegt enjoys riding his bicycle with friends and family, keeping in touch with new additions to the family, and spending time with his wife, granddaughter, and dog.