Guy L. (Larry) Osborne


Carson-Newman College


Resume 2002-03

Current appointment and contact information
  • Professor of psychology, director of the Environmental & Community Stewardship Project
  • Office: Chambliss 20
  • Mail address: Box 72022 CNC, Jefferson City, TN 37760 USA
  • Phone: 865-471-3470
  • Fax 865-471-3502
  • E-mail:


  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University - psychology (experimental with emphasis in developmental psychobiology)
  • M.A. Vanderbilt University - psychology (experimental with emphasis in psychobiology)
  • B.A. Clemson University - psychology (minor: biology) with High Honors

Past positions held

  • Dean of academic special programs & planning (now called associate provost), Carson-Newman College
  • Assistant professor of psychology, Wright State University/Western Ohio Branch Campus
  • Lab instructor in psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Neurobiology Training Grant and NDEA predoctoral fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Therapist I, South Carolina State Hospital
  • Therapeutic camp counselor for emotionally disturbed children, University of Alabama Camp Ponderosa Program

Professional and research interests

  • peace psychology
  • ecological psychology
  • community psychology
  • critical psychology

Current Teaching interests

  • Introduction to Behavioral Science
  • Statistics and Research Design
  • The Psychology of War, Conflict, and Peace  
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Uprooting Racism
  • Biopsychology
  • Human Development through the Lifespan
  • Organizational Psychology

Professional memberships

  • Appalachian Studies Association
  • Just Connections
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
  • Society for Community Research and Action
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
  • Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence

Awards & recognitions

  • Appalachian College Association Teaching & Technology Cutting Edge Award
  • Carson-Newman College Community Service Award
  • Carson-Newman College Mentoring Award
  • Lead faculty for Haiti, London, and Washington terms
  • Authored over 60 papers, presentations, and articles
  • Authored and co-authored several major grants
  • Community Shares Outstanding Workplace Giving Campaign Award

Campus & community involvements

  • Amnesty International, campus faculty sponsor 
  • Outdoor Club, campus faculty sponsor
  • Citizens for Justice Equality & Fairness, board of directors
  • West Knoxville Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Holston RiverWatch

Some of my free time interests

  • camping, hiking, biking, canoeing
  • playing guitar, composing music
  • family and friends


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