The University of Minnesota Press Test Division Advisory Board is composed of five members who are researchers and /or clinical practitioners credentialed in personality assessment and knowledgeable in the application and interpretation of personality instruments, including the MMPI tests. They serve a three-year term, with reappointment possible, and elect a chair from their membership.
The board's responsibilities are to:
- work with the Test Division in setting research/development priorities, recommending activities that will support improvements in the instruments that are designed to increase their utility and expand their scope;
- advise the Test Division regarding the preparation and dissemination of requests for research/development proposals;
- review proposals submitted to the Test Division annually for its research / development program on all tests the Press publishes (currently, the MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, and the MMPI-A) as well as those in development (currently, the SNAP-2 and the MPQ) and recommend the proposals to be funded;
- review all proposed publications of the Test Division, including new instruments and major revisions of existing ones, products derived from the tests, as well as monographs reporting research on them. This may involve reviewing evaluations by ad hoc consultants whose expertise may be needed given the varied nature of the publications.
Dr. Kyle Boone is currently a full professor in the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University, and a full Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, including many in the area of development and validation of tests to detect feigned cognitive symptoms. She has also edited a book on this topic (Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment: A neuropsychological perspective), and has published two tests to detect non-credible cognitive performance: The Dot Counting Test and the b Test. Dr. Boone served on the committee that developed practice standards for clinical neuropsychology that were subsequently published by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2007, and she was an invited attendee of the 25-member consensus conference that developed practice standards for the use of symptom validity tests, subsequently published by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2009. She is on the editorial boards of The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Psychological Assessment, and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN) and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Gary Fischler earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He is an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an adjunct faculty at The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. He is a past chair of the Ethics Committee, and past co-chair of the Forensic Division of the Minnesota Psychological Association. He serves as a court appointed psychologist in Hennepin County. He is the current chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Psychology Services Section Ethics Consultation Committee. Dr. Fischler's special interests relate to the interface between psychology, legal issues, and workplace concerns, and he offers independent medical exams (IMEs), pre-employment, promotional, and fitness-for-duty exams to private and public organizations. He has written several publications on these topics, and coauthored a book, Vocational Impact of Psychiatric Disorders: A Guide For Rehabilitation Professionals.
Dr. David McCord is currently Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Western Carolina University. He received the B.A. in Psychology from Duke University in 1984, the M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University in 1979, and the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Alabama in 1984, where he studied with Dr. Ray Fowler. He completed his internship year in the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during the 1983-1984 year. Dr. McCord joined the faculty of Western Carolina University in 1989 and became the Head of the Department of Psychology in 2003. His publications and professional presentations focus generally on personality assessment and personality theory, with recent focus on the RC Scales and the MMPI-2-RF. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychological Assessment and is a frequent ad hoc reviewer for other journals.
Dr. Mark W. Miller is Clinical Research Psychologist in the Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Boston University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the American University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. His research examines the influence of personality and genetics and on the etiology and expression of PTSD and its comorbidities and is supported by grants from NIMH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress and he serves on the editorials boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. He has a private forensic practice that focuses on PTSD-related matters in civil and criminal courts.
Dr. Nathan Weed is a Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University (CMU). He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1992, where he studied with Dr. James N. Butcher and Dr. Auke Tellegen. He joined the CMU faculty in 2001 after nine years on the clinical psychology faculty at the University of Mississippi. Involved in MMPI research since 1986, his chief teaching, research, and clinical interests remain in the area of clinical psychological assessment. At CMU he directs a psychological assessment research laboratory and a psychological assessment training clinic for its APA-accredited Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Weed is Associate Editor of Psychological Assessment, a journal published by the American Psychological Association, and is on the journal editorial boards of Assessment, published by Sage, and the Journal of Personality Assessment, published by Taylor & Francis. He has served on the UMN Press Test Division Advisory Board since 2008 and currently serves as chair.