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Luanne Kea


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Office: 803.738.7141
Email: keal@midlandstech.edu
Location: Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Building, 410


  • General Psychology (PSY-201)


Luanne Kea joined the faculty of Midlands Technical College (MTC) as a full time Instructor in January 2015. Prior to joining the faculty full time, she has taught General Psychology and Human Growth and Development as an Adjunct since 2005. Mrs. Kea taught Psychology, specializing in Criminal Justice and Psychology courses at South University Columbia full time from 2008-2014. While working at South University, she instructed the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, History and Systems of Psychology, Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics Lab, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Lab, Personalities, Child and Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Psychology and Law, Research Methods, Research Methods Lab, Human Sexuality, and Addictions. She jointed Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC as a Visiting Instructor at Claflin University in the Fall of 2014. Luanne is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology, South Carolina Probation and Parole Association, and has been involved with the American Counseling Association, and American Mental Health Counselors Association in the past. Mrs. Kea had clinical certifications in addictions counseling and was a nationally certified counselor.

Luanne Kea is a Licensed in Professional Counselor in the state of SC, and has worked in various clinical settings. In addition to teaching full time at Midlands Technical College, she works on a contractual basis as a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) on contract with the Department of Defense, administered by Magellan Health. Her professional interests include physiological psychology, psychology and law, addiction and the impact of addiction on the brain, instructing young adults in the growing fields of psychology, and the impact of deployment on military Service Members and their Families. She has taught trainings on Motivational Interviewing and remains curious about what motivates people to change. She continuously attempts to look things from various perspectives and wants to empower others by teaching and practicing this as a part of critical thinking. She thrives on helping people connect with others in their field for support, training, and employment opportunities. As a faculty member, in addition to excellent classroom instruction, it is Mrs. Kea’s overall goal to help students get from the classroom into a career!

Mrs. Kea serves as a Disaster Mental Health Relief provider with the American Red Cross. She also serves on a School Improvement Council in Lexington/Richland School District 5 as the chairperson. She assists with 7th-8th grade football team, knows about dirt bikes and hot wheels cars, practices discernment with others, chauffeurs young actor/comedian and miniature ballerina chasing their dreams, feeds the dog, cleans the yard, and strives to live a healthier lifestyle, and finds herself to be hilarious. She is passionate about psychology and enjoys her classes immensely here at MTC.


  • M.A., Clinical Counseling Psychology, 2000, The Citadel, Charleston, SC
  • B.A., Psychology, 1996, Columbia College, Columbia, SC