Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D
Director of Future Institute Research Center
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk is a professor of education in the Department of Educational Psychology & Foundations at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, a position he has held since 1990. Al-Mabuk received his Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his M.S. in Community Counseling from Winona State University, and B.A. in Social Studies Education from St. Mary’s University. His areas of expertise include child and adolescent development, human motivation, moral development, and instructional psychology. His research interests focus on moral development of forgiveness, particularly the psychotherapeutic applications of forgiveness in contexts of deep personal hurt, psychology of revenge, psychology of oppression, conflict resolution, peer mentoring, transition to college, college dropout, and student and teacher motivation. He was a research fellow at the Institute of Research on Adolescence at the University of Northern Iowa for 10 years. He has served on more than 200 master research paper, thesis, dissertation committees as a chair, co-chair and a member, and is currently serving on a number of journal editorial boards. His administrative experience includes serving as department head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations at the University of Northern Iowa for four years (2008-2011) and is now directing the Chicago-based Future Institute Research Center.