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 phenomenology (qualitative methods - namely Narrative Inquiry) 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.

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Education / Degrees

  • 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