Leslie A. Robinson, Ph.D. (Director)
Psychology Building, Room 334
Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University
of Memphis, I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Rhodes College (1978). I then accepted
a Fulbright-Hays Full Grant to study the development of psychology as a scientific
paradigm at Georg August Universitaet in Germany. I then completed my M.S. in Clinical
Psychology at Florida State University (1981) and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
at The University of Memphis (1990). After my internship, I accepted a position as
a clinical psychologist serving medical/surgical patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Several years of clinical work were followed by a decade as a Principal Investigator.
Overall, I’ve garnered about $6.7 million as Principal Investigator in research grants,
primarily from NIH and private foundations. In 2002 I accepted a position in the Psychology
Department, where I served as Director of Clinical Training from 2009 – 2012. I am
also currently serving as Director of the Clinical Health research area and as a board
member of the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs, a national
organization working to set standards for training in health psychology. I am also
a frequent reviewer for NIH and TRDRP study sections.
Believing that it’s best to balance work with fun, I enjoy my two offspring (Sam,
age 21, and Lucy, age 17), two cats, and horseback riding.