Robert Pleasants, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Health Behavior
Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Women's and Gender Studies
Assistant Director UNC Learning Center
Clinical Assistant Professor School of Education

T:(919) 962-8013

bpleas@email.unc.edu

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Bob Pleasants is the assistant director of the Learning Center at UNC and holds several adjunct faculty positions on campus. He also is a clinical assistant professor in the UNC School of Education. From 2009 to 2014, Bob served as UNC’s first interpersonal violence prevention coordinator, which allowed him to work with students to prevent sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking on campus.

He has taught hundreds of Carolina students in "Critical Approaches to Service-Learning," "Navigating the Research University," and the service-learning course "Leadership in Violence Prevention." He has served on the North Carolina Sexual Violence Prevention Team, facilitated anti-sexist men's groups in Durham and published in Men and Masculinities, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and The Huffington Post. He also is a founder of the UNC Men’s Project, an effort to create inclusive spaces for all forms of masculinity and to increase men's roles in violence prevention.

Representative Courses

HBEH 610, Critical Approaches to Service Learning

EDUC 387, Peer Tutoring

EDUC 130, Navigating the Research University

WMST 340, Leadership in Violence Prevention

Research Activities

Health behavior change
Violence prevention and control

Education

PhD, Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

MA, Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000