Robert D. Mather, Ph.D.

Dr. Mather earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology and is a tenured university professor/administrator and writer. He has authored three books and over 40 peer reviewed journal articles. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher who conducts research on social psychology and human factors.

Dr. Mather has been featured in articles for The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Lifezette, Psychology Today, Heterodox Academy, and Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He has appeared in radio interviews on The Larry O'Connor Show (WMAL, Washington, DC), The Laura Ingraham Show and The Ethan Bearman Show (KGO, San Francisco, CA), podcasts for the Washington Examiner, as well as on television on The Ingraham Angle (Fox News). 


Dr. Mather writes a blog at Psychology Today entitled "The Conservative Social Psychologist." During the autumn of 2015, he wrote a few blogs on politics for a psychology outlet which were well-received. Following the bold Spring 2016 publication his blog at Psychology Today, he became the most vocal publicly-identified conservative voice in the field of social psychology. In a field and profession in which conservatives are scarce, he faced his share of criticism. His national television debut came on The Ingraham Angle on Fox News during Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary hearings.


Dr. Mather strives to be a fresh perspective within his profession and to inspire conservative students and faculty to publicly stand up for conservative values in the face of great opposition, with the idea of producing more balanced, objective outcomes in science and academia. 

In college, Dr. Mather studied psychology, political science, and religion, including a Consitutional Law class from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. He also worked in the psychology department of a maximum security prison. 

In addition to his work in higher education, he spent time in a top 10 national golf market as a nationally top ranked golf salesman and certified club fitter, as a volunteer assistant coach for two college baseball teams over the course of five seasons, as a volunteer strategy consultant for a congressional campaign, and as a management consultant for over twenty years.


Click here to read Dr. Mather's blog "The Conservative Social Psychologist" at Psychology Today.


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