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Lewandowski Appointed Interim Chair of Psychology Department

January 25, 2016

Lawrence J. Lewandowski, professor and co-director of clinical training in the school psychology program, has been appointed interim chairman of the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. He takes over for Peter Vanable, who has been named interim dean of the Graduate School and interim vice president for research for the University.

Lewandowski’s appointment took effect in January. It is expected to span about 18 months.

“Larry is a distinguished and highly valued faculty member,” says College of Arts and Sciences Dean Karin Ruhlandt. “I am grateful to Larry for taking on this important leadership role and I am excited to partner with him in the weeks and months ahead.”

“I am delighted to serve the college and department in this role, especially given the enthusiastic support of the dean, our terrific faculty and our highly productive students,” says Lewandowski.

Lewandowski specializes in school psychology and clinical neuropsychology. He teaches courses in brain and behavior, neuropsychology, socioemotional assessment, school psychology practicum and internship supervision. His research focuses on test-taking skills and test accommodations for students with disabilities. He is a consultant to various test agencies, including the ACT, College Board, National Board of Medical Examiners and National Conference of Bar Examiners.