James D. Foster

James D. Foster, PhD

Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Associate Provost for Professional Preparation

Professor of Psychology



Jim 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 coauthored a nonfiction book and papers in journals such as the Journal of Psychology and Theology, the Journal of Experimental Education, and Teaching of Psychology. He has also co-led Juniors 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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