John D. Foubert is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on gender and
violence (sexual assault prevention and the harms of pornography), college student
development (psychosocial, moral, and spiritual), and university administration. Based on
his philosophy of using the research process to facilitate teaching, most of his
publications are co-authored with students. 

Dr. Foubert serves as Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Oklahoma State
University. With over $500,000 in external funding, Dr. Foubert has made sustained
contributions to scholarship with high impact and consistent productivity. His 37 peer
reviewed articles and 9 books have been cited over 900 times. 

Dr. Foubert is founder and president of One in Four, a national nonprofit organization
that implements research-based rape prevention programs on college campuses and in the
military. He has been called upon by the U.S. Congress to testify about how to prevent
rape in the military and has trained soldiers overseas. 

Recently, Dr. Foubert has accelerated his research program in the spiritual development
of college students and in the connections between exposure to pornography and bystander
intervention. He holds a research intensive master’s degree in Psychology from the
University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration from the
University of Maryland, College Park. 

Gender and Violence


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...



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...



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...


College Student Development


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...



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...


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...


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...



Sexual assault survivors’ perceptions of campus judicial systems. (with Dallas Durant), Illinois Counseling Association Journal (2007)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the experiences and perceptions of college...



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 Topics


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...