Dr. James O. Rust


Dr. James O. Rust
(615) 898-5027
Room 207, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 533, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

MWF 11:00a - 12:30p

1:30p - 2:30 p

TR By appointment

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia (1973)
  • M.A., University of Richmond, VA (1969)
  • B.S., Lehigh University, PA (1967)

Areas of Expertise

School psychology ethics and practice
Cognitive assessment
Adjustment issues among college students (e.g., positive psychology, resilience, exercise habits)

Experience with external funding agencies


Watts, K.E., Rust, J.O., Holt, A.R., Brinthaupt, T.M. (2006) Teachers� opinions about inclusion. Focus on Inclusive Education, 4(2), 1-8.
Kucharski, G.A., Rust, J. O., Ring, T. R. (2005) Evaluation of the ecological, futures, and global (EFG) curriculum: A project based approach. Education 125, 652-668.

Honors & Awards
Namesake of James O. Rust Endowed Scholarship in School
Psychology at MTSU
Currently TASP Liaison for Trainers Across TN and TASP