TCSPP Appoints New Chief Academic Officer

06/26/2012

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Finkelman, Ph.D. ABPP, to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to joining TCSPP, Dr. Finkelman served as Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology, Organizational Psychology Division. 

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An Industrial and Forensic Psychologist and Certified Professional Ergonomist, Dr. Finkelman holds a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from New York University and an M.B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business of The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). He was a tenured full professor of Industrial Psychology at The City University as well as Dean of Students at Baruch College. He also served on the Doctoral Faculty in Business, specializing in Organizational Behavior, at the Graduate Center of CUNY. 

 “On behalf of our Board of Trustees and senior leadership, we are thrilled to have Dr. Finkelman join our national leadership team,” said Dr. Nealon-Woods, TCSPP’s National President. “His leadership and vision will help us continue to think creatively of how we train the next generation of multi-cultural psychologists.” 

“I am delighted to join Dr. Nealon-Woods and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am impressed with its mission and values, as well as the extraordinary service they provide to their communities,” Dr. Finkelman said. “The Chicago School is nimble and innovative, and at the cutting edge of where higher education needs to be moving to better serve its constituents. The institution’s phenomenal growth reflects the accuracy of its vision. I look forward to working with the Board and my colleagues to expand and enhance the academic quality of our programs.” 

Dr. Finkelman is Board Certified and holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology and from the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of California and in the State of New York, and is a member of the Industrial Psychology, Consulting Psychology, the Engineering Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, where he is also a fellow. A highly respected expert in his field, Dr. Finkelman has given numerous presentations, and has authored more than 100 publications, including several books. He most recently co-authored “The Psychologist Manager: Success Models for Psychologists in Executive Positions.” 

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school's community service initiatives have resulted in five consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional "With Distinction" honor in 2012. Campuses are located in Chicago and Grayslake, Illinois; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and in Washington, D.C. For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gradpsychology. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thechicagoschool.


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