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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. 

 

 




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.


 

John McNulty, Ph.D., University of Tulsa

John L. McNulty, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair of The University of Tulsa’s Psychology Department.  His primary research focuses on understanding how questionnaires can be used to understand personality characteristics and functioning.  More broadly, John is interested in issues about how measurement ideas influence psychological assessment.  He teaches courses on how to understand and conduct psychological research, how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of personality questionnaires, along with an introductory course on personality assessment that focuses on the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF.  John is a board member, current President-Elect and former Treasurer of the Society for Personality Assessment.  


Julie Suhr, Ph.D., Ohio University
Dr. Julie Suhr completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA in 1993. She completed a year-long internship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA and three years of postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at University of Iowa Medical School.  She moved to a faculty position at Ohio University in Athens, OH, USA in 1997, where she is now Full Professor of Psychology and also serves as Director of Clinical Training for their American Psychological Association accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has published extensively in various areas of clinical neuropsychological assessment, with around 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, several book chapters, a 2015 book (Psychological Assessment: A Problem Solving Approach, Gulford), and an upcoming co-edited book, the Cambridge Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis.  She has mentored around 28 graduate students to successful completion of their dissertations and doctoral degrees and provides training and supervision in psychological and neuropsychological assessment in the department’s training clinic.