John D Foubert Author of Evaluating Organization Development

John D Foubert

Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
Oklahoma State University

Dr. John Foubert has written 9 books, including his current title "Lessons Learned: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants." He has written 7 books about sexual assault prevention, and is currently writing a book about the effects of pornography. He is featured regularly on CNN, NPR, the Huff Post, and other national media. He serves as national president of One in Four ( and travels worldwide to speak and train.


John D. Foubert, Ph.D. is Principal of John D. Foubert, LLC, National President of One in Four and Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary, his Master’s in Psychology from the University of Richmond, and his Ph.D. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Foubert has written 9 books, 7 of which deal with the prevention of sexual assault.  He is currently writing his tenth book, titled The Effects of Todays Pornography: Perspective, Repercussions, and Recovery.  His federally funded, interdisciplinary research program has produced 38 articles in some of the most respected peer reviewed journals in both Education and Psychology.  He was the first scholar to document a reduction in rape resulting from a prevention program.  Dr. Foubert has given over 200 professional presentations to conferences, universities, community and military organizations worldwide.

In 1998, he and a group of colleagues founded One in Four.  One in Four is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending rape through means shown to be most effective through scientific research. During the last two decades, Dr. Foubert’s rape prevention programs have been used by countless universities, state health departments, and military units worldwide.  

Dr. Foubert has testified before House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel on the issue of rape prevention, and has been called upon by the White House and the Pentagon for his expertise in rape prevention.  He consults regularly with the military and with colleges about how to apply research-based approaches to significantly lower rape in their communities.  He is appears in the national media on camera or in print at least weekly in outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Houston Chronicle, and U.S. News and World Report.  Dr. Foubert is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.  He can be reached at [email protected]

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Sexual Violence Prevention, Rape Trauma/PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, The Harms of Pornography,
    Bystander Intervention

Personal Interests




Featured Title
 Featured Title - Lessons Learned - 1st Edition book cover



One hour interview on C-Span about Rape on Campus

Published: Dec 28, 2014

John Foubert on C-Span regarding preventing sexual violence on campus.

Video of my interview with Don Lemon on CNN Newsroom

Published: Nov 19, 2014

After a gang rape at UVA, I was interviewed by Don Lemon on CNN.