Larry C. James

Dr. Larry C. James, Ph.D ABPP is Dean of the 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. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service Medal for distinguished service in Iraq. While on Army active duty, he was the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and later Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. James has published five books as well as numerous scientific papers. He is Board Certified in both Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. He is the 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 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 three million dollars in grant funding and his innovative and groundbreaking ideas have led to new models of training, research and service delivery within his profession.


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Published work

Coming Home (New Harbinger, forthcoming); Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Life Span (Springer, October 2008); Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib (Grand Central Publishing, September 2008);  The Primary Care Tooklit (Springer, October 2008); The Primary Care Consultant (American Psychological Association; January 2005); The Diversity in Human Interactions (Oxford University Press, July 2003)