Ross A. Oakes Mueller, Ph.D.

Ross A. Oakes Mueller, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Former Chair, Institutional Review Board
  • Phone: 619.849.2905

Education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology -- Fuller Theological Seminary (2006)
  • M.A. in Theology -- Fuller Theological Seminary (2005)
  • B.A. in Psychology -- Brown University (2000)

Background

Dr. Ross Oakes Mueller began teaching at PLNU in 2007. He is married to Dr. Kendra Oakes Mueller, with whom he has four children, Nolan, Nash, Nora, and North. His research and teaching interests lie in the domain of moral psychology and character development. He and Dr. Leffel currently advise students who research the formation of virtues, including Gratitude and Empathy, amongst others. Past projects have involved understanding the role of moral emotions (such as gratitude and empathy) in promoting prosocial behaviors, as well as the role of vice-like emotions (such as disgust and personal distress) in inhibiting prosocial behaviors. Their most recent project--conducted in collaboration with the University of Chicago--involves examining the virtues and vices of physicians-in-training to assess the predictors of physician generosity with their patients.

In his free time, he enjoys taking his children to the park, and embarrassing himself on the tennis court (you can pick him out as the one who chunks at least one tennis ball over the fence per game). He also enjoys photography, and he is what you might call a "technology enthusiast" (just ask him about the latest gadget ... as long as you're willing to waste an entire afternoon on the subject).

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been charged with the development of LINK review procedures to enhance the capacity of the institution to protect the participants of research performed by faculty/staff and students of the institution.

Dr. Ross Oakes Mueller is no longer serving as the chair of the IRB. The new Chair of the Institutional Review Board, Pat Leslie, can be reached at PatriciaLeslie@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2676.

The policy and procedures for the IRB are written in full detail on this website.


COURSES TAUGHT


PSY 103 - General Psychology
PSY 325 - Clinical and Community Interventions
PSY 330 - Moral Psychology and Cultural Values
PSY 390 - Research Methods and Design I
PSY 391 - Research Methods and Design II