Robert Olding, Ph.D.

Dissertation Committee Adjunct,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Robert (Rob) Olding is excited to join the American College of Education as Dissertation Committee and Leadership adjunct faculty. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology with a minor concentration in Education from Western Michigan University. He has over 30 years of experience in research and practice in cognitive and behavioral psychology, criminal justice, and education. As an educator, he has taught graduate courses in research, statistics, and psychology for over 25 years. Dr. Olding also previously served as an Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Dean for Learning Assessment with the College of Doctoral Studies and the University of Phoenix.. He has extensive experience in advising for theses and dissertations since 1997 and was responsible for quality review of dissertations from 2010 to 2014. In the assessment role he was responsible for assessment for advanced cognitive learning for doctoral programs.  


  • Doctorate in Educational Psychology
    Arizona State University
  • Master's in Counseling Psychology
    University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology
    Western Michigan University

Research Interests

Strong interest in social congnition, particularly in educational and criminal justice settings. Background in both quanitative and qualitative methods.  Further interests in content analysis of media.