SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Behavioral Sciences


Richard Brewer
Richard Brewer
Richard Brewer
Professor of Psychology
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Gott Educational Center 209
Bolivar, MO 65613

Education and professional background: Brewer received a B.A. from Southwest Baptist College, an M.A. from Wheaton Graduate School, and a Psy.D. from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. He has taught at SBU since 1982 and teaches courses in psychology and counseling. Brewer is also a licensed psychologist with a part-time practice at the Family Institute of the Ozarks. Prior to coming to SBU, Brewer worked at the Quad-County Counseling Center and the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, among other experiences. Brewer is a member of the American Psychological Association and Missouri Psychological Association.

Family: Brewer has three children (one deceased) and five grandchildren.

Community involvement: Brewer attends First Baptist Church-Bolivar where he has served in various capacities including Sunday School teacher and usher. He is also a board member for Exodus Ministry, a local post-release profgram for integrating female offenders back into society. He is involved with the American Cancer Society, Compassionate Friends, greif recovery/support, divorce recover, cancer recover support group, and a motorcycle ministry.

What sets SBU apart from other universities? "Integration of faith and discipline"

What advice do you have for prospective students? "Be prepared to work, to learn to think for yourself, and especially to seek to discover who you were created to be and what it is you were created to do."

What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar/Southwest Missouri? Motorcycling