James D. Foster, PhD

James D. Foster

Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Professor of Psychology

Phone: 503-554-2144
Email: jfoster@georgefox.edu

Foster is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and received an MA in Educational Psychology and a PhD degree in Developmental Psychology from Ohio State University. Foster's research has included moral and spiritual development, spiritual well-being, and identity develoment. Foster has co-authored a nonfiction book and papers in journals such as the Journal of Psychology and Theology, the Journal of Experimental Education, and Teaching of Psychology. Foster has co-led Junior's Abroad experiences to Russia, Western Europe, Australia, and Egypt. Foster is the chair of the department of psychology and teaches Child Development and Lifespan Development courses.

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