Blake Bent


Blake Bent Assistant Professor 219.464.5772 College of Arts and Sciences (ASB) Room 258


Blake Bent is in his first year at Valparaiso University. He grew up in rural Illinois and is returning to the Midwest after a decade in the Southeast. Dr. Bent studies judgment and decision-making. He is particularly interested in how people make decisions with environmental consequences. In other words, what factors influence a person’s decision to go green? Dr. Bent teaches General Psychology and classes in Cognitive Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys taking his dog to the park, cooking, and cheering on his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to Valpo, Dr. Bent was a visiting professor at Furman University.


BS – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MS – Old Dominion University

PhD – Old Dominion University