Robert G. Santee Chaminade University of Honolulu
Robert Santee is a Full Professor of Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, in Hawaii, where he is the Dean of Behavioral Sciences, the Director of the Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology Program, the Coordinator for the undergraduate Psychology program and the University Assessment Facilitator. He has been employed full-time at Chaminade University for 12 years.
Dr. Santee has a PhD in Philosophy (general focus in Asian Philosophy, specific focus in Chinese Philosophy and a specialization in Daoism), a PhD in Educational Psychology (focus in assessment and psychometrics), a Masters in Counseling and Guidance (Community Counseling), a Masters in Philosophy (specialization in Daoism), and a Masters in Educational Foundations (focus on examining teaching methods of Kendo). Dr. Santee is a Nationally Certified Counselor.
Dr. Santee has developed and teaches Daoist Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Psychology of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Health and Stress Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology in the undergraduate psychology department. He also has developed and teaches Introduction to Chinese Thought, Taoism (Daoism) and Confucianism for the religion department. At the graduate level, he teaches a class in Health, Stress Management and Counseling and a class in Cross-Cultural Counseling. Tai Ji Quan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan), and Qi Gong (Ch’i Kung) are incorporated in both graduate classes, all three religion classes, and three of the undergraduate classes.
His examination of the relationship between Western counseling, Chinese thought, evolutionary theory/psychology, the stress response and stress management has resulted in writing and presenting papers at conferences in Taipei (Taiwan), Tiantai (China), Chengdu (China), and Honolulu, Hawaii. His exploration of the relationship between Western Counseling and Chinese thought has been guided by his training in Chinese martial arts. He is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Tai Ji Quan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan), and Qi Gong (Ch’i Kung). He is also a practitioner and student of Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang).
Dr. Santee has worked full-time (16 years) as an operating room technician assisting in surgery and full-time (5 years) as a Psychological Examiner administering IQ, Achievement, and Personality tests.