I’ve written several critiques of Ray Hagins online that demonstrate he is not a competent researcher. You can read these here, here and here. Hagins has no CV online that I’ve ever been able to find. The most exhaustive academic bio I can find on him is from this website which states:
Dr. Hagins has attended and completed studies in various academic institutions such as: Montclair State University, Northeastern Bible College, Lighthouse Christian College and Trinity Theological Seminary and holds a doctorate (C.C.D.) in counseling and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology.
Let me state first that I have personally emailed Hagins in the past asking him where he obtained this doctorate and what his dissertation title was. He has never responded. Why would a person list every undergraduate institution they have attended (including unaccredited ones like Trinity) and fail to mention the most important data on where they obtained their PhD? Given Hagin’s refusal to give the information and the abject quality of his research abilities I’m convinced at best he obtained a “PhD” from a diploma mill. By paying enough money to a diploma mill a person’s cat or dog can become a PhD. This is why people who have actually endured the grueling terrors that are a real University doctorate program are certain and proud to list the institution they obtained it from in their academic bios.
But what about this ambiguous statement: “and holds a doctorate (C.C.D.) in counseling”? Why does Hagins go from listing all these institution to identifying one by an abbreviation (if indeed it is an institution since I am aware of no academic title by that abbreviation) and what does he mean by “holds a doctorate” from this place or in this subject? The only place I can find that might fit on Google is the Community College of Denver, but their website tells us “CCD does not offer master's or doctorate programs.” We don’t know what Hagins is talking about when he says he has a doctorate from C.C.D. That is probably intentional on his part.
A public challenge to Ray Hagins:
1) What is the name of the institution that awarded you your PhD?
2) Who was this program supervised by?
3) What was the title of your dissertation?
If he can answer these questions and demonstrate that his doctorate isn’t bogus (and I’m sending this page to him on 7/5/14 so no answer is an answer), I will take this post down and replace it with a public apology. Until then, we have every reason to doubt his legitimacy: His research is egregious; he refuses to state where he acquired his doctorate from (when he lists other institutions he attended), and he has refused to respond to my questions asking where he acquired it.