Dr. William Bradley Faircloth
Director of Assessment and Department Chair for Psychology and Human Services
Dr. Brad Faircloth arrived at Montreat College in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Notre Dame where he studied the effects of marital conflict on children. Dr. Faircloth has published several peer reviewed journal articles as well as presented results of the Happy Couples Happy Kids program at several national research conferences. Dr. Faircloth is currently a research associate at the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) and investigator at the Center for Advanced Study of Early Childhood and Family Support Practices of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC. His current research interests include the effectiveness of Fatherhood support programs, ongoing testing of the Happy Couples Happy Kids program, and Early Head Start and Early Intervention program evaluation.
Bobilya, A.J., W.B. Faircloth. “Exploring Course Outcomes Utilizing a New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument.” Research in Outdoor Education 15.1 (2017): 114-136.
Bobilya, A.J., B.R. Lindley, W.B. Faircloth, and T. Holman. “A Qualitative Analysis of Participant Learning and Growth Using a New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument.” Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 9.2 (2017): 254-257.
Faircloth, W. Brad, A.J. Bobilya, and A.W. Ewert. “The North Carolina Outward Bound School Course Impression Survey: A Psychometric Investigation.” Research in Outdoor Education 14.1 (2016): 1-20.
Wells, Mark A., W.B. Faircloth. “The Psychology of the Eternal in Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death. Christian Scholar’s Review (2015) (in preparation).
Bobilya, A.J., W. B. Faircloth, and Whitney H. Montgomery. “Exploring Course Outcomes Utilizing A New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument.” In Proceedings of the 2013 Symposium of Experiential Education Research. Denver, CO.
Meltzer, N., W. B. Faircloth, A.J. Bobilya, and D. Mitten. “An Investigation of the Effect of an Outdoor Orientation Program on Participants’ Biophilic Expressions.” In Proceedings of the 2013 Symposium of Experiential Education Research. Denver, CO.
Faircloth, W. Brad and Bobilya, Andrew J. “A Psychometric Investigation of the North Carolina Outward Bound Student Course Impression Scale.” Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 5.2 (2013): 115-118.
Faircloth, W. B. “Children and Marital Conflict: A Review.” CaseMaker 6.1 (2012): 1-5.
Faircloth, W. Brad, Alice C. Schermerhorn, Patricia M. Mitchell, Jennifer S. Cummings, and E. Mark Cummings.”Testing the Long-term Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Improving Marital Conflict in Community Families.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 32.4 (July 2011): 189-197.
Faircloth, W. Brad, E. Mark Cummings, Patricia M. Mitchell, Jennifer S. Cummings, and Alice C. Schermerhorn. “Evaluating a Brief Prevention Program for Improving Marital Conflict in Community Families.” Journal of Family Psychology 22.2 (April 2008): 193-202.
Faircloth, W. Brad and E. Mark Cummings. “Evaluating a Parent Education Program for Preventing the Negative Effects of Marital Conflict.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 29.2 (March 2008): 141-156.
Faircloth, W. Brad, Patricia M. Mitchell and Peggy S. Keller. “Marital Conflict and the Aftermath of Divorce: Prevention Programs for Families,” in Prevention: the Science and Art of Promoting Healthy Child and Adolescent Development. Eds. John G. Borkowski and Chelsea M. Weaver. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks, 2006.