About Bob

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Bob's Bio


Bob Reese, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Jefferson College of Health Sciences 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 Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI). 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 also prides himself on his teaching and since coming to Jefferson in 2002 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 Addiction Recovery and Positive and Performance Psychology who practiced as an Athletic Trainer in the NFL for 25 years. Bob’s is also the author of The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery (AuthorHouse, 2017), and Develop the Winner's Mentality (Xlibris, 2005).

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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