Richard Bakken Ph.D.

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Richard Bakken, Ph.D.

Richard Bakken Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology

(609) 258-9945


  1. Ph.D. University of San Diego, 2013


Richard Bakken’s leadership research is focused on higher education administration in a global setting and student affairs, exploring the impact of native students attending western universities in Doha, Qatar. His research interests include applied leadership informing administrators how students describe their learning experiences in Western university environments, strategies to meet their needs, and ways that technology can impact our processes.

In addition to teaching at Penn State, Rich serves as an Associate Director in OIT at Princeton University.

Recent publications include:

Bakken, R. and Dobbs, J. (2016) The Relevance of the Four Types of Knowledge for Leader Preparation in radically different settings: Reflections on data from a case study in Qatar and teaching at a United States military academy. Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership 

Bakken, R. (2013) Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar. University of San Diego