Robert Mather is CEO and Founder of Mather Professional Services, LLC. During a 20 year career in higher education, he served as a tenured full professor and associate dean at a university, as the first CEO of a start-up academic journal that has been in operation since 2005, and as President of the Oklahoma Academy of Science. He served two years as the Vice President of Development for the Hancock Consulting Group where he developed clientele and business strategy, worked on grant development, program evaluation, and Office of Human Research Protections federal compliance. He worked in sales for three years at the corporate showcase store for Golf USA, Inc., in Oklahoma City, OK.
Since 1999, Mather has privately consulted for several professional and collegiate athletic teams, consulted the start-up of several companies, and consulted data analysis for private investors, banks, physicians, health care organizations, and law enforcement agencies. A recognized expert in attitudes, persuasion, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, he has authored over forty peer-reviewed journal articles and four books, including The Analysis of Variance: An Integrated Approach to Experimental Design.
Mather earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University, his M.A. in psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his B.A. in psychology from Westminster College (MO). He completed post-masters graduate coursework in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Oklahoma. He earned an executive certificate in leadership from the Jack Welch Management Institute.