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U of M's Psychology Department Names New Chair and Associate Chair University News
For release: August 30, 2010

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Dr. Frank Andrasik
Dr. Frank Andrasik
Dr. Frank Andrasik has been named chair of the University of Memphis Department of Psychology, and Dr. Ron Landis has been appointed the department’s associate chair. Both will begin their duties at the start of the 2010 fall semester.

Prior to joining the U of M, Andrasik was a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola and a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Andrasik’s research falls within the area of clinical health psychology, focusing mainly on pain, stress, and applied psychophysiology.

When applying for the position at the U of M, Andrasik expressed a desire to become more involved in doctoral training, as the University of West Florida has few such programs. “The chance to help move a prestigious unit forward and to be a part of something much bigger than oneself clearly appeals to me,” he said.

Andrasik is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Association for Psychological Science. Currently he is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, a multidisciplinary society with approximately 5,000 members.

Andrasik received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 1979 after completing an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Department of Psychiatry) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Landis has been professor and director of the department’s industrial-organizational psychology area. He came to the U of M from Tulane University in 2006. He received his B.A. degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University.

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