Title: Industrial Psychologist
Company: Bellevue University
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
Jon Kayne, Industrial Psychologist at Bellevue University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of psychology.
An outstanding psychologist and educator, Dr. Kayne has improved the lives of hundreds of people throughout his career. He has been a professor of clinical counseling and psychology for Bellevue University since 2002 as well as a clinical consultant for DBA Vista Counseling and Consulting Services in Bellevue, NE, since 1987. Additional positions he has had at Bellevue University include vice president of academic affairs in 1993, professor of business administration and psychology from 1987 to 2002 and vice president of professional continuing education studies from 1987 to 1993. Dr. Kayne has also been the president of the board of directors for the Language and Learners Partnership of Omaha, NE, from 1989 to 1993, chairman of the board of directors as well as the chief executive officer for American International Management Associates, Ltd., in Denver from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Kayne has worked as president of Jon B. Kayne, PC, in Hillsdale, MI, from 1980 to 1987 as well as an associate professor of psychology for Hillsdale College from 1978 to 1987, a forensic diagnostician for the Jefferson County Diagnostic Unit of Colorado in 1978 and for Special Services for Weld County School District 6, in Greeley, CO, from 1975 to 1977. Additionally, he has been a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army infantry from 1962 to 1970.
Serving in the U.S. Army and law enforcement, Dr. Kayne had been privy to how people responded to leadership as well as how those in leadership positions behaved. His mother had been a nurse, encouraging him to pursue his interest in science and people, and his father, a dedicated, confident man, inspired him to commit himself to excellence. He also has had several professors mentor him during his academic career, causing Dr. Kayne to seek mentorship opportunities with his own students. Dr. Kayne attended multiple institutions, earning a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1973 and a Master of Social Work in clinical social work and social planning from the University of Denver in 1975. He then obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in applied statistics as well as tests and measurement from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978. He has also completed coursework in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Medical Center from 1980 to 1981. His certifications are plentiful, including certification in Critical Incident Stress Management from the University of Maryland since 2017. He has been certified by the American Board of Examiners since 1988 and the National Association of Social Workers since 1987, both in clinical social work. Dr. Kayne has been a licensed social worker of provisional psychotherapy in Colorado since 1977 as well as a licensed independent mental health practitioner and a certified master social worker, both in Nebraska, is certified in the system of multicultural pluralistic assessment and is a certified social worker in Michigan.
Working at his first job, Dr. Kayne had been exposed to large numbers of disenfranchised migrant workers, profoundly impacting his entire conceptualization of how society and organizations functioned and what needed to change. He also considers having the opportunity to work with first responders who were in crisis for 30 years to be a highlight of his career, caring for them during difficult situations and going to great lengths to help them. Furthering his mission of helping others, Dr. Kayne has lectured about leadership, growth, stress, stress management, trauma and work values, speaking to hundreds of different business and organizations. He has done immense amounts of work with first responders, the Indiana Health Service and pro bono organizations, focusing on mental health and substance abuse issues. Organizations he has been involved with include, but are not limited to, the Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Program with the Nebraska Department of Emergency Health Services, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the Colorado School Social Workers Association and as a mental health volunteer for the Douglas County Department of Corrections. Reflecting on changes in the industry, Dr. Kayne has acknowledged that much is said about generational differences due to advancements in technology and science, though he does not believe there are as many differences as the media and public suggest. He notes the people meets are interested in success, happiness and the feelings of being needed and valued, just as previous generations have been.
Dr. Kayne has contributed to numerous creative pursuits, co-authoring works such as “A Study of Longevity Among Michigan State Police Troopers,” “Job Search: The College Graduates’ Guide to Securing a Job,” “Assessing Formative Progress in an Intermediate Bilingual Program Via Normal Curve Equivalents” and “Normal Curve Equivalents in Bilingual Program Evaluation.” He has also written “The Impact of a College Education on the Law Enforcement Officer” and “Effective Intervention in Classrooms for the Emotionally/Behaviorally Disturbed Child.” Due to his immense success, he has been recognized by multiple organizations. He has won the Legion of Merit from the Nebraska National Guard branch of the Military Department of Nebraska 2008 and has been recognized in multiple editions of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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