Larry C. James, Ph.D., ABPP is the Dean, School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr James retired from the Army as a Colonel after 22 years of service to the nation. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service Medal for his dedicated service to our nation in the global war on terrorism. While on Army active duty, he was the Chair, Department of Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and later at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Dr James has published five books and more than fifty scientific papers coupled with one-hundred abstracts for national proceedings. He is Board Certified in both Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. He is the Past President of the American Board of Health Psychology and President elect for the Division of Military Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr James has received numerous awards and honors such as the Dorothy Booz-Black award, The Timothy Jeffrey Award, The Diversity Award and the Military Psychologist of the Year Award. Known for his vision, energy and his ability to engage and motivate others, Dr James is seen as a visionary and dynamic leader who has the ability to push the envelope in the development of innovative projects with colleagues and organizations. He has received over five million dollars in grant funding and his innovative and groundbreaking ideas have led to new models of training, mentoring, research and service delivery within his profession.