Richard Osbaldiston, PhD


Richard Osbaldiston, PhD 

Professor, Psychology

Library Room 148
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8219
Richard Osbaldiston, PhD

My name is Richard Osbaldiston and I am a professor of psychology here at USCB. I began working at USCB in 2022, after being a professor of psychology at Eastern Kentucky University for 15 years. I was the department chair of psychology during my last 4 years there.  

I received my Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988. I then went on to receive my Master of Science in chemical engineering at the University of South Carolina in 1993. From there, I went on to study at Yale University to earn Master of Environmental Studies in 1996. I then earned a Master of Arts in social psychology at the University of Missouri in 2000. I completed my education by earning my Doctor of Philosophy in Social/Personal Psychology with a minor in Statistics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Missouri in 2004.  

My teaching at USCB focuses mainly on introductory psychology courses and specific courses that relate to my degree fields such as Psychological Statistics and Personality TheoryI also enjoy participating as a reviewer for the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference. I have been active in this role since 2008 and continue to have the pleasure of reviewing scholarly work for this organization. SEPA is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA).  

My current research interests are in helping students gain research experience. As such, I work closely with a large number of students to help them complete projects on topics of their choice, and I strongly encourage them to present their research at state and regional conferences. 

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Social/Personality Psychology. University of Missouri 2004

Minor in Statistics and Quantitative Methods. University of Missouri 2004

MA in Social Psychology. University of Missouri 2000

MES in Environmental Studies. Yale University 1996

MS in Chemical Engineering. University of South Carolina 1993

BChE in Chemical Engineering. Georgia Institute of Technology 1988

  • PSYC B101 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC B202 - Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC B341 - Personality Theory
  • Environmental sustainability and behavior science 

  • Analysis of environmental behavioral therapy 

  • Psychological evaluation of returning military veterans