Dr John D. Foubert

Union University

Nashville, TN

John D. Foubert, Ph.D. is Dean of the College of Education at Union University, Principal of Dr. John D. Foubert, LLC, and serves as the Highly Qualified Expert for Sexual Assault Prevention for the U.S. Army. Dr. Foubert founded the national nonprofit organization, One in Four, an organization that worked for 20 years to apply research to rape prevention programs on college campuses, in communities, and in the military.

Dr. Foubert earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology 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 Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Dr. Foubert is an interdisciplinary scholar with over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Foubert has written seven books about the prevention of sexual violence and two about managing life in college residence halls. How Pornography Harms is his 10th book, and the one he hopes will have the broadest appeal to college students, parents, and the public at large. His federally funded, interdisciplinary research program has produced scholarship that is featured in some of the most respected peer reviewed journals in Education, Gender Studies, and Psychology. His grant and government contract work exceeds $1,000,000. He was the first scholar to document a reduction in sexual violence resulting from a prevention program. Dr. Foubert has given approximately 300 professional presentations to conferences, universities, community and military organizations worldwide.

In 1998, he and a group of colleagues founded the non-profit organization, One in Four (www.oneinfourusa.org). One in Four was dedicated to ending rape through means shown to be most effective through scientific research. In the group's 20 years, over 100,000 people at countless universities, state health departments, and military organizations saw Dr. Foubert’s rape-prevention programs.

Dr. Foubert has testified Congress and has been called upon by the White House and the Pentagon for his expertise in rape prevention. He consults with colleges and the military regularly about the harms of pornography and how to end sexual violence. He has been featured in media including CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report.

Dr John D. Foubert

Workshops from Dr John D. Foubert ( may vary by event location )

Parenting the Internet Porn Generation

Thanks to high speed internet, today’s youth are more exposed to pornography than any generation in the history of the world. In this session, the author of How Pornography Harms will detail the many ways in which pornography harms adolescents. The presentation will include a review of the latest scientific research on pornography and real life stories from people who struggle with it. We will end with ideas on how to protect this generation from these harms.