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Psychology Faculty

Robert Gall – Psychology Program Director


Robert S. Gall, LIMHP, LPC, LADC, CLCP, MA

Director of Undergraduate Psychology

Associate Professor, Psychology




Educational requirements for Life Care Planner (CLCP) from Capital University Law School (2009)

Masters of Arts in Counseling from Grace University (2002). Graduated with Honors.

Educational requirement for Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) completed.

Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1998). Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Occupational Specialist Diploma with the Paraprofessional in Developmental Disabilities Concentration from Metropolitan Community College (1998).


Certificates & Licenses

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in Nebraska

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Nebraska

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LADC) in Nebraska

Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP)

Nebraska Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Nebraska Certified Job Placement Specialist


Robert Gall, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grace University, NE, has been a member of Grace University faculty since 2009. Prior to that, Professor Gall was an adjunct faculty at Grace University since 2004.

Prior to beginning his tenure at Grace University, Professor Gall has worked in immunological research, residential care of the developmentally disabled, management of residential facilities, a counselor for homeless, criminals, drug addicts, sex offenders, etc. or both youth and adults. Professor Gall has also both developed and managed treatment programs for private companies as well as through private practice as an administrator and clinical director.  Additionally, Professor Gall has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and job placement specialist for injured workers in Nebraska. For four years, Professor Gall sat as an at large member of the Sarpy County 1184 Committee assisting with the treatment planning of difficult cases for Nebraska Health and Human Services.

Professor Gall’s current research interests continue to be related to spiritual development, cultural development, and personality formation. 

Professor Gall’s current non-academic interests continue to be working with adult and youth addicts and criminals as well as their families. Additionally, Professor Gall enjoys actively working in his community and church. Finally, and most importantly, Professor Gall dearly values his time with his wonderful wife and children.


C. James Santoro

C. James Santoro, MS, MA, LMHP, LPC

Associate Professor, Psychology



MA, Community Counseling, 2005, Grace University

MS, Business Management, 1978, University of Northern Colorado

BS, Computer Information Science, 1975, The Ohio State University

James Santoro, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grace University, Omaha, NE, has been a member of Grace University’s faculty since 2005.

Prior to beginning his tenure at Grace University, James was a member of the United States Air Force. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science (1975), and subsequently, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant (1976). He served in various management and leadership positions until his retirement in 1987, after nearly 21 years of service. Post-retirement James was employed by several major Omaha-based corporations in key management roles as a computer engineer, quality assurance engineer, and software testing engineer.

In 2005, Professor Santoro came to Grace University serving as the Director of Undergraduate Psychology bringing a broad academic and counseling background. He accumulated extensive classroom experience serving as faculty or adjunct faculty for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Peru State, and Bellevue University.

Professor Santoro’s counseling experience began with an internship at JOURNEYS, a residential treatment center for adolescents diagnosed with alcohol and drug addictions.  From 2009 – 2010 he served as a residential therapist at Boys Town, Omaha, NE, working with adolescents residing in a treatment group home environment while still serving as adjunct faculty at Grace. In 2010 he returned to Grace University in a full-time faculty capacity. He also re-opened a small private counseling practice, which affords him the opportunity to be involved in the local Omaha community. Professor Santoro has served on two advisory boards, JOURNEYS Residential Treatment Center and Telecare, both in Omaha, NE. To gain additional community experience, Professor Santoro is currently serving as a member of the Bellevue, NE Mayor’s Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and is actively participating in North Omaha’s Empowerment Network, which is working to transform the economic conditions and quality of life of African-Americans, North Omaha residents, and the greater Omaha region.

Professor Santoro’s non-academic interests continue to be working with adolescents diagnosed with emotional and substance abuse-related problems in life; actively working with Grace University graduates seeking employment opportunities post-graduation; and providing an outlet for Grace University students to display their creative works.


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