Robert E. Gaddis, Ph.D.

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Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology
Location: Tigerville, SC

"I have always been mindful of Your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on Your faithfulness." Psalm 26:3
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Group Dynamics, and General Psychology.


    B.A., Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    M.A., Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    Ph.D., University of Tennessee

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes work in public and private education settings in Louisiana and Tennessee, including two years of teaching at a church-related Montessori school and two years teaching high school English and social studies. I have been teaching at the university level since 1992.

  • Articles Published

    AR2 (AR Squared): Action Research on Action Research, with Carol Marchel, in New Era in Education, 1998.
    Action Research: A Tool to Improve Counseling and Teaching,with Carol Marchel and Akenori Takeda,
    in Japanese Journal of Counseling Science, 1999,(32), 292-300.
    Performing Reflective Practice in College Education and Counselor Training, with Akenori Takeda and Carol Marchel, in Japanese Journal of Counseling Science, 2002,(35), 145-154.

    “AR2 (AR Squared): Action Research on Action Research,” (with Carol Marchel and John M. Peters); 1997 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; January 1997. 

  • Awards Received

    2020 – Lamar S. Chapman Meritorious Faculty Award, North Greenville University

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes my colleagues at North Greenville University, not only in the
    Psychology Department but also in ODEL, the College of Humanities and Sciences generally, and in the College of Education.
    I also have numerous friends and acquaintances working in a variety of fields, some directly related to psychology and others indirectly.

  • My Story

    Over the years I have become more and more interested in and concerned with helping students (and
    others) learn to develop sound, healthy thinking and to create/develop close, supportive
    relationships. I have found the Scriptures, integrated with the best findings and understandings
    produced through research in psychology, to provide the guidance needed for experiencing genuine
    growth and flourishing in all areas of life.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    For me, it’s a toss-up between Positive Psychology and Social Psychology, but I generally enjoy all the courses I teach. Positive Psychology is a favorite because I have seen students experience significant benefits to their own well-being both during the course and afterward.


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