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Douglas Trimble, PhD

Professional Biography
Douglas Trimble is Associate Professor of Psychology at Eastern University. Dr. Trimble is a social psychologist who is deeply committed to seeing the Good News of Christ proclaimed to all of God’s creation. From 2003-2008 he taught at Eastern University before spending five years on the mission field in Pakistan and returning to Eastern in 2013. Dr. Trimble and his wife, Margy, previously had served three years at WEC (Worldwide Evangelization for Christ) International’s US headquarters in Fort Washington, PA coordinating their summer and short-term program. During his first stint at Eastern, Dr. Trimble advised a student mission trip to Jamaica. From 2008-2013 Dr. Trimble and his family were sent by the Presbyterian Church as mission co-workers to Lahore, Pakistan, where Dr. Trimble held the post of Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Forman Christian College. His areas of research interest include the psychology of religion, prejudice, altruism, social desirability response bias, organizational commitment and satisfaction, sleep, assessment of student learning and institutional research. He is currently working on a major cross-cultural research project investigating the psychology of religion of Pakistani Christians and Muslims.

Contact Information
Phone: 610-225-5320
Fax: 610-341-1460
Email: dtrimble@eastern.edu

Education
PhD in Social Psychology, Temple University
MA in Social Psychology, Temple University
BA in Psychology, Messiah College

Research and Selected Publications
Trimble, D. E. (1997). The religious orientation scale: Review and meta-analysis of social desirability effects. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 57, 970-986. doi: 10.1177/0013164497057006007

Trimble, D. E. (2006). Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and turnover intention of missionaries. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 349-360.

Trimble, D. E., & Khokhar, S. I. (2010, December). Valid Assessment of English Language Ability of Baccalaureate Honors Students. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

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