James D. Foster, PhD
Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Chairperson of the Undergraduate Psychology Department
Professor of Psychology
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-lead 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.