Robert Boozer

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology; Director of General Education and Vocation and Calling

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, N.C. State University
M.S. Forest Management, N.C. State University
Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Georgia State University

Bio

Dr. Boozer worked as a manager with the Procter & Gamble Company for ten years before responding to his call to teach. He has been committed to higher education since 1987, serving on faculties at Georgia State University and Huntington University in Indiana. His background in leadership and management also enabled him to serve in various administrative roles, including Assistant to the President for Long-Range Planning at Huntington and Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at both Francis Marion University in South Carolina and LaGrange College in Georgia. He has served as a consultant for many institutions seeking to improve their strategic plan and/or their approach to institutional evaluation.

Since arriving at Bluefield, he has strengthened the Psychology major by adding courses in the psychology of religion, the psychology of leadership, advanced research methods (here students conduct and present original research), positive psychology, multicultural counseling, and cognitive psychology. The College’s Psi Chi chapter is also now active. In addition, he is responsible for the development of the unique series of core courses in the general education program, which distinguishes Bluefield from other liberal arts colleges.

Dr. Boozer is also a licensed local pastor with The United Methodist Church, West Virginia Conference, and serves a church in Princeton, West Virginia.