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"The Synapse"

The Official Website of the
Carl. R. Pacifico Professorship of Neuropsychology


Bio - In 1984 I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from Florida Tech. I then completed internship training in clinical psychology at
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia, and a two-year
fellowship in clinical neuropsychology under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Barth
at the University of Virginia Medical School. From 1986 to 1988 I served as an
assistant professor of psychiatry at EVMS.

I joined the faculty of Drexel University in 1988, became the director of our APA-approved
clinical psychology program (which has an emphasis in clinical neuropsychology) in 1990, and was
awarded an endowed, named professorship in 2000 (Carl R. Pacifico Professor of
Neuropsychology). I have a clinical practice in the assessment of adult neuropsychological
disorders as well as in forensic neuropsychology. I enjoy working in the classroom and teach
courses in neuropsychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

I am active in many professional organizations and have been granted Fellow status in the National
Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association (Division 1, General
Psychology), the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Society for Personality Assessment
I currently serve as President-Elect of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. I have
published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Neuropsychological
Assessment and Intervention (co-authored with C. J. Golden and M. V. Spiers), The Quest for
the Nazi Personality: A Psychological Investigation of Nazi War Criminals, and a recent textbook
entitled Principles of Neuropsychology, which is being translated into German. In this new
textbook (2001, Wadsworth Publishers) I incorporated many lessons and case examples learned
from my clinical experiences which were accumulated in a variety of settings including private
practice, state psychiatric hospitals, sleep centers, psychiatry departments, rehabilitation hospitals,
and neurology and neurosurgery services.

I am interested in neuropsychological test development and am the co-author of the widely used
Tower of  London-DX test (with W. C. Culbertson) and the internationally used d2 Test of
Attention (with R. Brickenkamp), which has been translated into Czech. Lastly, I am on the
editorial boards of Assessment, the Journal of Personality Assessment, and the Journal of Forensic

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