John Froiland

Professor, Author, and Scientist in West Lafayette, IN

Dr. John Froiland has been a professor of Educational Psychology at Purdue University in West Lafayette for the past five years. During his prolific career, he has served as an example to countless students and professionals who want to pursue a career in psychology. He has published over 65 articles and book chapters covering various topics ranging from psychology and psychiatry to human development. In addition to his prolific career as a researcher, school psychologist, and academic professional, he serves as a consultant for numerous researchers, schools, organizations, and universities, helping leaders understand what they need to do to put students and employees in the best position possible to be optimally engaged and successful. He also spends his free time giving back to the communities that have supported him throughout his career. Dr. John Froiland and the BEAR Model One of the numerous marks that Dr. John Froiland has left on the field is the advent of the BEAR model. This model focuses on optimal parent involvement during early childhood and high school education. Sadly, many parents are not involved in their children's education, and this can make it hard for them to succeed in a competitive environment. Research has shown that children do better in school when their parents are involved in their education, and the BEAR model provides a framework to make that happen. In addition, he has published a wide variety of articles that focus on a comprehensive positive psychology intervention for college students and other adults. The goal is to give everyone the tools they need to be successful, which means putting them in a supportive environment. Many of the changes that Dr. John Froiland has encouraged in the field have already taken place, showing the impact that he has left on the field of psychology as a whole.