Career Center, Thrift Building


Richard Burnette, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

"Insure that students actively participate in the learning process rather than become passive recipients of information. The best part about teaching at FSC is the emphasis on making the student responsible for developing the skills for learning, which is a process that will continue after graduation. In my Tests and Measurements class, the students not only research the various standardized tests but take them, score them, and write evaluation reports."

While at Florida State, Dr. Burnette conducted vision research with the Limulus Crab and ran the rat lab. Dr. Burnette is a member of the American Psychological Association Division # 5 "Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics". He has served as a College Board Consultant and as president of the Florida Institutional Research Association. He is currently a tenured member of the psychology department. 

Courses Taught

Foundations of Education II; Tests and Measurements


Ed.D., Research & Testing, Florida State University
M.S., Psychology, William and Mary
B.D., Theology, Emory University
A.B., Psychology, Randolph-Macon College

Honors and Awards

ODK Teacher of the Year Award - 2007

Student Athletics - Faculty Staff Award - 2005

John Wesley Church Relations Award - 2001

ODK National Meritorious Service Award - 1996

Recent publications

Numerous articles on psychological assessment

Editor, National Newsletter - Ministerial Assessment Specialists - 1998 - 2000