John Blackshear

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Trinity Residence Hall 0165

Dr. Blackshear has worked at Duke University since 2001 in various capacities. He has served as a psychologist at Duke’s Counseling and Psychological Services, a support liaison for the Trinity College’s Early Alert System, and Clinical Director of the Academic Resource Center. Additionally, he has served Duke’s Student Ombudsman. Currently, Dr. Blackshear is an academic dean in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences as well as the instructor for Forensic Psychology in Psychology and Neuroscience.

Dr. Blackshear is an academic advisor for undeclared students as well as an academic advisor for majors in psychology. He also serves on the Trinity Diversity Advisory Committee, Student Affairs Bias Response Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board for the School of Science and Math’s Diversity Committee.

Dr. Blackshear received his bachelor’s of science and master’s of science degrees in psychology from Florida A&M University, where he was a scholarship member of the world famous Marching 100 band. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University.

Dr. Blackshear has a private practice where he specializes in forensic psychology, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual identity and development, acculturative stress, psychological assessment, eating disorders, family and couples psychology, and general psychology for individuals ages 13 and up.

Dr. Blackshear is the proud father of six! His oldest son is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and his second oldest son is a student at UC-San Diego. His little ones will serve as Trinity mascots! His wife, Kimberly, is very excited about living in Trinity and is, no doubt, the most popular member of the family. He loves music, music, and more music; seeking the perfect set of headphones; and anything ever produced by the artist, Prince. He has lived many places, but his hometown of Savannah, GA is the land that holds his heart.