Dr. Rebecca Lawson

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Dr. Rebecca Lawson

Director of the Office of Counseling and Testing
Part-time Lecturer in Psychology

Office: EFB
Phone: 843-661-1841


Rebecca is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been with Francis Marion University since July 1997. She grew up in Indiana, but has also lived in Laramie, Wyoming and Syracuse, New York. Her professional interests include race relations, diversity issues, stress management, and treating anxiety and depression. Rebecca’s therapy style emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal perspectives.

Dr. Lawson is also the coordinator of disability services for the office. She coordinates the classroom accommodations for students with a documented history of disability.

One of Rebecca’s favorite job responsibilities is serving as an adjunct professor for the department of psychology. She teaches a section of Psychology 206 each fall and spring  In her life away from FMU, Rebecca loves hiking, reading and is newly interested in birdwatching.


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.


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.


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