About Bob

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Bob's Bio

Bob Reese, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Radford University where he teaches exclusively online. Bob's research interests are all framed in Positive Psychology – the psychology of well-being. He is currently engaged in research projects on the recovery processes in addiction at the Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (FBRI). As a member of Dr. Warren Bickel’s research team, he has been instrumental in helping to create and launch the International Quit & Recovery Registry, a novel approach that employs crowd-sourcing technology to establish, maintain, and grow an unprecedented database on the process of recovery from addiction.

Bob prides himself on his teaching and since he began teaching at the college level has been named "E-Teacher of the Year" twice and is consistently nominated for other Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching, Advising, and Student Scholarship Development. He is also a sought-after speaker on the application of Positive Psychology for Addiction Recovery which is the focus of his book The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery (AuthorHouse, 2017).

Before becoming college faculty Bob  practiced as an Athletic Trainer in the NFL for 25 years. There his interest in Performance Enhancement merged with his interest in Sport Psychology and led to his first book Develop the Winner's Mentality (Xlibris, 2005).

Next Step...

My Approach: I am an educator. I take great pride in my teaching and embrace the role of technology in disseminating content and facilitating learning.

My mission is to facilitate individuals – especially those in recovery from addictions -  and groups to thrive and flourish in life.

My passion is educating learners, teachers, coaches, counselors, therapists, etc. in these facilitative techniques so they can reach more individuals than I can alone.

When you or your organization is ready to take the Next Step, contact Dr. Bob