Dr. John Foubert, a national expert in the prevention of sexual assault, will lead three sessions on sexual assault awareness and prevention Oct. 30-31 at OBU.
Foubert will lead a session Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. with female students titled, "How to Fight Rape: Helping Our Friends When They Need it Most." At 3 p.m. he will lead a session with male students titled, "How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do." Both sessions will be held in the Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex on OBU's campus in Shawnee.
On Friday, Oct. 31, he will speak to the entire student body during OBU's Champions of Character chapel at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. His topic will be, "Our Responsibility as Believers to Help End Sexual Violence."
Foubert is the national president of One in Four, a non-profit organization he helped found in 1998 which is dedicated to ending rape through methods proven by scientific research. He also currently serves as a professor of higher education and student affairs at Oklahoma State University.
He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary, his master's degree in psychology from the University of Richmond, and his Ph.D. in college student personnel from the University of Maryland.
Foubert has written nine books, seven of which deal with the prevention of sexual assault. He has published 37 articles regarding issues such as sexual assault prevention in several respected peer reviewed journals in education and psychology. Aside from his publications, Foubert has given over 200 professional presentations to conferences, universities, communities and military organizations and been featured on the NPR shows Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition.
Foubert's rape prevention programs have been used by countless universities, state health departments and military units worldwide over the last two decades. He has testified before the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel on the issue of rape prevention. He has also consulted with the White House and the Pentagon for his expertise in rape prevention.