Dr. Don Osborn

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m.
Office Location: P-170
502.272.8438
dosborn@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Don R. Osborn, Professor Emeritus, completed his B. A. at Miami University (Ohio) and his M. A. and Ph.D. at Northwestern University. His area of expertise is Social Psychology. His research papers include studies on how personality traits influence interior design and artistic style preferences; behavior setting as a mediator between personality and the environment; evaluation research on how mass transit subsidies affect ridership, and studies on how self-presentation strategies influence personal attributions. His current research projects are concerned with sustainability, and a critical examination of the limitations of evolutionary psychology in explaining human beauty judgments. Several conference presentations have been co-authored with students who collaborated on the research.

Dr. Osborn’s teaching experience has included Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Theories of Personality, Dimensions of Consciousness, Human Sexuality, Cross Cultural Sexuality, Organizational Psychology in the Psychology Department and Bellarmine MBA Program, Research Methods in Psychology and Business Research Methods in the MBA Program, and Senior Comprehensive Seminar, an interdisciplinary capstone social policy course. Cross Cultural Sexuality was an Interdisciplinary course in the General Education Program and Honors Program.

His classes provide opportunities for students to work in groups and develop creative projects that increase each individual’s understanding and help the other students learn.

He has also been active in community service as a founder and former board member of a local neighborhood association and in the Highlands Connection, a coalition of neighborhoods. In his free time he likes keep up with politics, check out antique shops, and attend art openings with his wife, Maggie Meloy, an art historian and former Bellarmine Adjunct faculty. Their son, Andrew, graduated from Bellarmine with a major in Liberal Studies and an interest in television production. He currently works as a video production editor. He is the drummer for the band Second Story Man. He is married and has one child.