Richard LaFleur

Richard LaFleur, Ph.D.

Faculty Member

Phone: 678-839-6510 | Fax: 678-839-0611


Office: Melson Hall


Richard E. La Fleur earned his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts and Ph.D in Psychology, (Consciousness and Society) at the University of West Georgia. His research interests include the concept of mattering as it relates to veterans post- deployment during the reintegration process, using qualitative methods to frame his research. After experiencing the unexplainable changes in family and friends after serving in the military, Richard has engaged with his research to better understand their lived experiences and the reintegration process. As more military personnel are brought home and the nature of war changed, reintegration has new meaning. He plans on using his research as a catalyst to bring change and inform individuals and organizations. Currently, Richard and his family reside in metro-Atlanta where they enjoy time together. Richard also enjoys running, biking (road and mountain), plays the electric bass and acoustic guitar.


  • B.A., Psychology, University of West Georia, 2008
  • MA, Psychology, University of West Georia, 2013
  • PhD, Psychology - Consciousness and Society, University of West Georgia, 2014

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development)    
    • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology)