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About John D. Foubert

John D. Foubert is Dean of the College of Education at Union University and Principal at Dr. John D. Foubert, LLC Consulting. Dr. Foubert's federally funded research, with over $1,000,000, 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 10 books, 7 of which deal with the prevention of sexual assault, 2 about managing college housing, and one on the harms of pornography. He has published 44 peer reviewed articles in some of the most respected peer reviewed journals in Education, Psychology, and Gender Studies 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 organizations.

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 has appeared several times on CNN, is 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


Present Dean, College of Education, Union University ‐ Education
2009 - May 2018 Anderson, Farris, & Halligan Endowed Professor, College Student Development, Oklahoma State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Sexual Assault Prevention, The Harms of Pornography, College Student Development, Religiosity, and Bystander Intervention

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Honors and Awards

  • Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional Award, ACPA, 2011
  • The President's Award For Service to the Community, College of William and Mary, 2007
  • Runner-up, Melvene D. Hardee National Dissertation of the Year Award, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; 2000.


  • Administration of Higher Education (Organization and Governance)
  • Effective Leadership in Student Services
  • Introduction to Student Affairs
  • Doctoral Dissertation
  • Administration of Higher Education
  • Advanced Student Development Theory
  • College Student Development Theory
  • Gender Based Violence on Campus
  • Critical Issues in Higher Education


August 1994 - August 1998 Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park ‐ Counseling and Personnel Services
1990 - 1992 MA, University of Richmond ‐ Psychology
1986 - 1990 BA, William & Mary ‐ Psychology and Sociology

Contact Information


Sexually Explicit Media/Pornography (Harms of) (6)

Sexual Violence/Rape Prevention (35)