John D. Foubert is Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Oklahoma
State University, National President of One in Four ( and Principal
at John D. Foubert, LLC Consulting. Dr. Foubert's federally funded research focuses
on sexual assault prevention. He also studies the harms of pornography, college student
development, and university administration. 

Dr. Foubert earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the College
of William and Mary, his Master’s in Psychology from the University of Richmond, and his
Ph.D. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Foubert has written 9 books, 7 of which deal with the prevention of sexual assault.
He has published several dozen articles in some of the most respected peer reviewed
journals in both Education and Psychology on issues such as sexual assault prevention and
the connection between pornography use and bystander intervention. He has given over 200
professional presentations to conferences, universities, community and military

In 1998, he and a group of colleagues founded One in Four. One in Four is a non-profit
organization dedicated to ending rape through means shown to be most effective through
scientific research. During the last two decades, his rape prevention programs have been
seen by over 100,000 people worldwide. 

Dr. Foubert has testified before House of Representatives Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Military Personnel on the issue of rape prevention, and has been called
upon by the White House and the Pentagon for his expertise in rape prevention. He is a
regular guest on CNN, a blogger for the Huffington Post, a frequent featured guest on
NPR, and is often quoted by the New York Times, Time Magazine, Houston Chronicle, and the
Chronicle of Higher Education. He can be reached at 

Sexually Explicit Media/Pornography (Harms of)


What is the attraction? Pornography use motives in relation to bystander intervention (with Ana J. Bridges), Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2015)

Use of pornography is common among adolescents and young adults, with most men and a...



Integrating religiosity and pornography use into the prediction of bystander efficacy and willingness to prevent sexual assault. (with Andrew J. Rizzo), Journal of Psychology and Theology (2013)

This study examined relationships between intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity, reasons for using Internet pornography, frequency...



Effects of women’s pornography use on bystander intervention in a sexual assault situation and rape myth acceptance (with Matt W. Brosi, R Sean Bannon, and Gabriel Yandell), Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/ Sorority Advisors (2011)

College women’s exposure to pornography is growing nationwide. A limited amount of research exists documenting...



Pornography viewing among fraternity men: Effects on bystander intervention, rape myth acceptance and behavioral intent to commit sexual assault. (with Matt W. Brosi and R Sean Bannon), Journal of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity (2011)

College men’s exposure to pornography is nearly universal, with growing viewing rates nationwide. Substantial research...


Sexual Violence/Rape Prevention


Sorority women’s and fraternity men’s rape myth acceptance and bystander intervention attitudes (with R Sean Bannon and Matt W. Brosi), Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2013)

Sorority women and fraternity men are more likely than other students to be survivors and...



Effects of The Men’s Program on U.S. Army soldiers’ intentions to commit and willingness to intervene to prevent rape: A pretest posttest study. (with Ryan C. Masin), Violence and Victims (2012)

Non-commissioned male officers in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany were trained to present a...



Answering the questions of rape prevention research: A response to Tharp et al. (2011), Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2011)

Rape prevention programmers and researchers have long struggled to select the most appropriate theoretical models...


The Men's and Women's Programs: Ending Rape Through Peer Education (2011)

The Men's and Women's Programs: Ending Rape through Peer Education is a guide for college...



The Men’s Program: Does it impact college men’s bystander efficacy and willingness to intervene? (with Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Brent Hill, Hope Brasfield, and Shannon Shelley-Tremblay), Violence Against Women (2011)

This study considered whether a rape prevention program could reduce men’s rape myth acceptance, enhance...


College Student Development


Precursors to and Pathways Through Conversion: Catalytic Experiences of Born Again Christian College Students (with Matthew W. Brosi, Angela Watson, and Dale R. Fuqua), Growth (2015)

Born again Christians are a significant religious population in the United States, and throughout the...



Effects of gender and Facebook use on the development of mature interpersonal relationships (with Ryan C. Masin), Journal of Student Affairs (2014)

This study analyzed the effects of gender and the intensity of Facebook use on college...



Student engagement in extracurricular activities and academic performance: Exploring gender differences (with Avi Zacherman), Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2014)

The effects of time spent in extracurricular activities on academic performance was tested. A curvilinear...



The relationship between college men’s religious preference and their level of moral development. (with Jerry L. Tatum, Dale R. Fuqua, and Christopher Ray), College Student Affairs Journal (2013)

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between first year college men's...



Explaining the wind: How self-identified born again Christians define what “born again” means to them (with Angela Watson, Matt W. Brosi, and Dale R. Fuqua), Journal of Psychology and Christianity (2012)

Christian students on college campuses form a large proportion of the student body on many...


University Administration

Lessons Learned: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants (2nd Ed). (2014)

Lessons Learned is the definitive volume for training RAs to become comfortable with their roles...



Integrating Religious and Professional Identities: Christian Faculty at Public Institutions of Higher Education (with Christy M. Craft and Jessica J. Lane), Religion & Education (2011)

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate how Christian faculty members integrate their...


Lessons learned: How to avoid the biggest mistakes made by college resident assistants. (2007)

Lessons Learned is a book designed for use in training programs for newly hired resident...



Guiding principles for university crisis management in the age of elevated terrorist threats. (with Dallas N. Garner, Catherine Golden, and Kara Miller), The Michigan Journal of College Student Development (2006)

In light of post 9/11/01 realities, we studied the need for retooling crisis management plans...



Students living in substance free housing: Attitudes toward their residential experience and predictors of their satisfaction. (with Karen Boss, Amy Ginther, and Susan R. Komives), The Journal of College and University Student Housing (2000)

Students living in smoke-free and alcohol free residential housing were compared to students in on-campus...


Consulting and Expert Witness Topics


Chapman Law Enforcement, Chapman University (2015)

These are slides for the presentation to law enforcement by John Foubert at Chapman University.



Chapman, Chapman University (2015)

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John D. Foubert, Ph.D, LLC Expert Witness Services (2015)

This document lists the areas in which John Foubert can provide expert witness services in...



College Training and Consulting Information (2013)

This document describes the speaking and consulting topics that John Foubert can cover for colleges...



Training and Consulting Information for the Military (2013)

This document lists the training topics that Dr. John Foubert, LLC, can present about with...