January 17, 2018

Drexel University Names New Ombuds

On January 1, the private university in Philadelphia appointed Kirk Heilbrun as its Ombuds. Heilbrun has been a member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty since 2002 and he is a Professor of Psychology. He has held a variety of administrative positions, including department chair and editor in chief. He succeeds David Flood, who served in the role for six years.

Heilbrun's current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making, and youth mentoring programs. He graduated from Brown University, doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training at Florida State University. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a past president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. (Drexel Now.)

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