Dr. Joel Heffler

FM Mark in Red and Blue

Dr. Joel Heffler

Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology

Office: CEMC 109K
Phone: 843-661-1624
jheffler@fmarion.edu

Dr. Joel Heffler has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over forty-years.  He received his BS from the University of Alabama, and his MA and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.  Over the years he has taught at Columbia College, Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina, Florida State University, Coastal Carolina University, Georgia State University, Webster University, Mercer University, and MUSC.  He was the director of a mental health center, director of a hospital EAP, and was a regional psychology supervisor for the Department of Juvenile Justice.  He was active in the SC Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (Life-Member), the Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Society for Teachers in Family Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management,  and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  In 1993 he received the award for Outstanding Service to Psychology from the SC Psychological Association.  He was often on TV and radio, presented at national conferences, had a private practice for over 30 years, and now teaches part-time for FMU and evaluates teenagers occasionally for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

CAMPUS MAP

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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