Dr. Ellen Orr Appointed to St. Louis Faculty

Forest Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen Glover-Orr, Ph.D., to the faculty of Forest Institute-St. Louis. Dr. Glover-Orr has been a licensed psychologist in the State of Missouri for the past eleven years. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. Glover-Orr recently worked as a staff psychologist at Washington University’s School of Medicine in the Division of Child Psychiatry; she was part of a research team that conducted assessments of children with autistic social impairment. Her most recent clinical experience was as project director and staff psychologist with the Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. Prior to her work in St. Louis, Dr. Glover-Orr served as staff clinician at the Wichita Child Guidance Center in Wichita, Kansas.

She has taught in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and at the University of Iowa. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Glover-Orr has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops in the area of child and adolescent abuse. Her most recent research on child sexual abuse was published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.


Dr. Glover-Orr joined the faculty on August 1, 2011, and will teach in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program. In addition to her instructional role, she will serve as an advisor and thesis supervisor. "Dr. Glover-Orr’s appointment is a strategic enhancement to our master’s programming in St. Louis” said Dr. Brian Nedwek, Executive Director of the Forest Institute-St. Louis location. "She brings a wealth of experience that will help us with community-building and program development.”


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Glover-Orr to the Forest Community.