LaPearl Logan Winfrey, interim dean of Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, has been named the school’s dean.
Winfrey has extensive experience in doctoral psychology. Her work focuses on training and education in professional psychology, with specific attention to the integration of science and practice in developing cultural competency in psychology education and service delivery. She has served as associate dean at SOPP and chief psychologist of SOPP’s doctoral internship program.
“A national consultant in competency-based education, accreditation and training partnerships, Dr. Winfrey has shown strong leadership ability,” said university Provost Thomas Sudkamp. “She is the perfect person to lead SOPP to higher levels of excellence.”
Winfrey obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oberlin College in Ohio and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
She is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and served on the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Accreditation, as well as the APA Training Advisory Committee of the Minority Fellowship Program. She also has a part-time general clinical practice in Beavercreek.