Professor of Psychology
Department Head, Online Undergraduate Psychology
Ph.D., University of Wyoming
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
Rick Froman graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. He continued at CSU to gain a master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Froman specializes in the areas of experimental psychology, the psychology of humor, and the use of technology in teaching including online teaching. His current interests include encouraging undergraduate research through publishing an online student research journal. He is also known for his use of technology in the classroom, which is a continuation of his work as a former Teagle Fellow in Technology in Teaching.
Dr. Froman's courses include Research Seminar, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Theories of Learning, Psychological Testing, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods. Among his favorite classes to teach are Research Methods, Research Seminar, and Statistics, taught both in a computer lab and online so that students can use the computers interactively to learn statistical concepts.
Dr. Froman enjoys mentoring students by working with them to develop research projects that are presented at undergraduate conferences. Each year, he accompanies JBU psychology students to conferences where they give oral presentations of their research projects.
Dr. Froman is blessed with a talented and loving family. His wife Connie, a JBU alum, is a talented graphic artist who has won regional awards for her work. His daughter Lindsay is a JBU graduate who went on to get a Master’s degree in Counseling and is now a Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor in the process of gaining hours toward a Counseling license. His son Richie graduated with a History major at JBU and is now in a Master’s program in Military History. His youngest daughter Laura is a dual major in Psychology and Spanish at JBU who is excited about using her JBU education cross-culturally. Dr. Froman and his wife are trying to adjust, with difficulty, to a much quieter home life but they take every opportunity to visit with their children through Facebook and phone calls.