Administrator Biographies: Michael J. Dougher

Dr. Michael DougherVice Provost for Research

Dr. Michael Dougher is currently a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico and Chief Research Officer at the Mind Research Network. He received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the faculty at UNM in 1980. Since coming to UNM, Dr. Dougher has served as Chair of the Department of Psychology, Interim Director of the Center for Addictions, Substance Abuse and Alcoholism, Associate Dean of Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Vice President for Research. His research has focused primarily on the experimental analysis of complex verbal processes and their role in the development and treatment of clinical disorders. He has supervised 25 Ph.D. dissertations, and he and his students have published over 100 scientific articles, chapters and books. Dr. Dougher is a Fellow of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and a member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is currently serving as Past-President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and previously served as President of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Trustee of the Cambridge Society for Behavioral Science, served as associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst, and senior editor of The Behavior Analyst.