Samuel R. Mathews, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Psychology



Contact Information


UWF Phone: 850-474-2033

On December 31, 2012, I retired from the University of West Florida. However, I am still involved in research activities in local schools and with local agencies providing services to children, adolescents, and their families. My primary form of contact is email. Although I still maintain an office in the School and visit periodically, contact by phone is less likely to be returned in a timely manner.




Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980

M.A. (Psychology), University of West Florida, 1976

B.S. (Psychology), University of West Florida, 1974

Honors and Awards:


Honorary Doctorate in Educational Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, October, 2015

Areas of Interest:


Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Methods and Design, High Risk Adolescents, Children and Adolescents in Post Conflict Regions, Critical Thinking

Office Hours: By appointment only since retirement






Focus on Undergraduate Studies in Human Development

This is a new focus of study for our undergraduate students. Within our focus on human development, students extend their learning opportunties outside the classroom into community schools and agencies serving individuals across the lifespan. We also encourage our undergraduates to be active in ongoing faculty research projects and to initiate their own research efforts. More information on the program and contact information is available via the link above. new focus of study for undergraduate students and provides opportunties to extend learning beyond the classroom into community agencies nd

Web Sites of Interest:

Opportunities for Bachelor Degree Holders

Professional Experiences and Travel

Contact Information
Office: Building 41, Room 204
Office phone: (850) 474 - 2033
Office Hours: By appointment
Department Phone: (850) 474 - 2363
Fax: (850) 857 - 6060
Postal address
Department of Psychology
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514