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Advisory Board

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.


David T. R. Berry, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

BerryDr. David Berry is a neuropsychologist with a long-standing interest in assessing brain dysfunction, psychopathology, and invalid approaches to self-report inventories as well as cognitive tests. He has been in the department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky since 1985, where he is currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. 

Gary L. Fischler, Ph.D., ABPP, Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA

Dr. 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.  He is a Board Certified Specialist in Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Fischler is a member of the executive boards of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Police Psychology Services Section (PPSS) and the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP). 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 public and private agencies.  He has authored and co-authored several publications on these topics, including the use of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF. Dr. Fischler has served as a court appointed psychologist in Hennepin County and is past chair of the Ethics Committee the Minnesota Psychological Association. He is also past chair of the IACP PPSS Ethics Consultation Committee and the Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations (FFDE) Guidelines Revision Committee.

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., Florida State University

Thomas Joiner grew up in Georgia, went to college at Princeton, and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. He is a consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal /Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior/, and the Director, with Pete Gutierrez, Ph.D., of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, a $30 million project. The effort was recently extended for a second five-year phase at a similar funding level. Dr. Joiner runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife and two sons, the elder of whom is an FSU sophomore.


Radhika Krishnamurthy, Psy.D., ABAP, Florida Institute of Technology 
Dr. Radhika Krishnamurthy is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology and a licensed psychologist in Florida.  She is Past-President of the Society for Personality Assessment and was former (2008) President of Section IX, Assessment Psychology, of the American Psychological Association’s Division 12.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and the American Psychological Association.  She serves on the editorial boards of the journals AssessmentJournal of Personality Assessment, and Psychological Assessment.  She is co-author of two MMPI-A books and several book chapters and journal articles on psychological assessment.

Mark W. Miller, Ph.D., VA Boston Healthcare System


Dr. Mark W. Miller is a 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 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, including its neural correlates. His work is supported by grants from NIMH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress and Frontiers in Neurogenomics. He also 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.