Brad Faircloth, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Co-founder
Dr. Brad Faircloth oversees the development and planning of research initiatives of 2 Nature TREC. He is also involved in fundraising, marketing, community outreach and program evaluation and research.
BACKGROUND AND PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
I have been a college professor, parent educator and researcher for over 20 years. My passion is supporting others to achieve their personal learning goals. I believe in strengths-based approaches to working with people, and I strive every day to serve others in the best way I can.
EDUCATION AND DEGREES
Ph.D. - Developmental Psychology – University of Notre Dame, Fall 1999 to Fall 2004, Notre Dame, IN.
M.A. - Developmental Psychology – University of Notre Dame, 1999-2003, Notre Dame, IN
B.A. - Psychology – University of Notre Dame, 1995 to 1999, Notre Dame, IN
AREAS OF INTEREST
Physiological effects of prayer
Physiological effects of outdoor experiences
Program development and evaluation
Promotional approaches to supporting families
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
Research Symposium Coordinator
Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) 2017-
AWARDS AND HONORS
Recipient of the Kaneb Center Teaching Award: Psych Methods - University of Notre Dame Fall 2002
Dissertation award Nominee- declined due to grant funding - University of Notre Dame Fall 2003
Alumni Association Teaching Award Nominee - University of Notre Dame Spring 2004
Notre Dame Post Doctoral Fellow - University of Notre Dame Spring 2004-Fall 2007
David L. Parks Distinguished Professor Award - Montreat College 2017
Bobilya, A. J., Lindley, B. R., Faircloth, W. B., & Holman, T. (2017). A Qualitative Analysis of Participant Learning and Growth Using a New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 9(2), 254–257. http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2017-V9-I2-8265
Bobilya, A. J., & Faircloth, W. B. (2017). Exploring course outcomes utilizing a new Outward Bound outcomes instrument. Research in Outdoor Education, 15(1), 114-136.
Faircloth, B., & Bobilya, A. J., Ewert, A. W. (2016). The North Carolina Outward Bound School Course Impression Survey: A Psychometric Investigation. Research in Outdoor Education, 14(1), 1-20.
Wells, M. A., & Faircloth, W. B. (2015). The Psychology of the Eternal in Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death. Christian Scholar’s Review (in preparation).
Cummings, E. M., Faircloth, W. B., Mitchell, P. M., Cummings, J. S., & Schermerhorn, A. C (2008). Evaluating a brief prevention program for improving marital conflict in community families. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 193-202.
Cummings, E.M., Faircloth, W.B., Mitchell, P.M., McCoy, K., & Schermerhorn, A.C. (2008). Translating basic research about marital conflict and children into a psycho-educational program for parents. Invited for publication in H.R. Schaffer & K. Durkin (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of developmental psychology in action: Opportunities and obstacles in giving developmental psychology away. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Daniel, B., Bobilya, A. J., & Faircloth, B. (2022). The Life Significance of an Outward Bound Expedition: A Retrospective Study Up to 50 Years Later. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 14(4).
Daniel, B., Shores, J., & Faircloth, W. B. (2021). The Effects of Natural Landscapes on Inspiration: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 13(4), 30-45.
Daniel, B., Shores, J., & Faircloth, B. (2019). The Impact of Natural Landscapes on Inspiration: A Topophilic Study. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 11(3).
Faircloth, W.B. (2001). The Parents Knowledge of Marital Conflict Questionnaire. Unpublished
Faircloth, W. B., (2004). Testing the Effectiveness of a Marital Conflict Focused Parent
Education Program with 6-month and 1-year Follow-ups. Unpublished dissertation.
Faircloth, W. B. (2012). Children and Marital Conflict: A Review. CaseMaker 6(1), 1-5.
Faircloth, W. B., Daniel, B. & Bobilya, A. J. (2021, November). Impact of Community-Based Outdoor and Adventure Programming on Participant Social and Emotional Learning. In 2021 Symposium on Experiential Education Research (p. 32).
Faircloth, B., & Bobilya, A. J. (2013). A psychometric investigation of the North Carolina Outward Bound Student Course Impression Scale. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 5(2), 115–118. http://dx.doi.org/10.7768/1948-5123.1207.
Faircloth, W. B., & Cummings, E. M. (2008). Evaluating a parent education program for preventing the negative effects of marital conflict. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 141-156.
Faircloth, W. B., Schermerhorn, A. C., Mitchell, P. M., Cummings, J. S., & Cummings, E. M. (2011). Testing the Long-term Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Improving Marital Conflict in Community Families. Journal of Applied Developmental, 32(4), 189-197.
Mitchell, P. M., Faircloth, W. B., & Keller, P. S. (2005). Marital Conflict and the Aftermath of Divorce: Prevention Programs for Families. In Borkowski, J. G., Prevention; The Science and Art of Healthy Human Development. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
Mitchell, P. M., McCoy, K. P., Cummings, E. M., Faircloth, W. B., & Cummings, J. S. (2009). Prevention of the Negative Effects of Marital Conflict: A Child-Oriented Program. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Playing guitar, hiking, playing with my daughter and dog, and traveling.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Montreat College (2011-2017)
COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT:
Learning and Memory
Concepts of the Self
Foundations of Faith and learning