Russell Douglas Whitman Ph.D. (aa1744)

University Information

Title: Dean
Unit: Deans Office Education
Department: College of Education

Contact Information

College of Education
5425 Gullen Mall
Detroit, 48202

College of Education

Phone: (313) 577-8287
Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1970 – 1973
Graduate studies in Clinical Psychology
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1968 - 1970
Psychology Intern
1969 – 1970, Psychology Intern, Rideau, Regional Hospital, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Psychology Extern
1968 – 1969, Psychology Intern, Kingston, Psychiatric Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration and Journalism)
Syracuse University, 1964 – 1968, Business Administration & Journalism, Public Relations

Fax: (313) 577-3606
Academic Interests:

 History and Systems of Psychology, Psychopathology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Laterality in the nervous system, creativity and psychopathology

Title: Professor and Dean College of Education
Homepage URL:
Office Hours:

Office Hours: By Appointment.

Courses taught:
  • Undergraduate
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Biopsychology
    • Adjiustment
    • Cognitive Psychology
  • Graduate
    • Adult Psychopathology
    • Neuropsychology
    • History and Systems of Psychology
    • Advanced Neuropsychology
Office Location: 441 Education Building
Area of Expertise:
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
Research Interests:
  • The primary thrust of research in our laboratory over the past several years has focused on two related topics - schizotypia and asymmetrical laterality as explored by semantic priming techniques. We are applying these procedures to schizotypes, schizophrenics, "creative" individuals, and are moving towards the exploration of the aging brain and Alzheimer's disease.

    PLEASE NOTE: As a result of my current administrative assignment I am not taking new graduate students.

Community Engagement Activities:

 Governance subcommittee: Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, 2015 - 2016

Member, Board of Directors: Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc.

Member, Michigan Dean’s Council, Michigan Association of Colleges of Education 2014- Current

Russell Douglas Whitman Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Title: Professor
Secondary Title: Dean of College of Education
Russell Douglas Whitman Ph.D.

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