Rick J. Short, Ph.D.
Dean School of Human Sciences and Humanities,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Rick Short is the dean and professor of Psychology in the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. Before his start here in 2011, he served as professor of Psychology and associate dean for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Dr. Short has more than 25 year of university-level education, research and clinical experience. His past academic appointments include serving as associate dean for Planning, Evaluation and Research at Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to that Dr. Short held the position of the director of the Center for Learning, Evaluation and Assessment Research at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Short also had the distinction of serving as the assistant executive director of Education at the American Psychological Association in Washington, D. C.
Dr. Short received his Ph. D. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.Ed. in Special Education/School Psychology from Texas State University-San Marcos and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Short has a strong record of teaching, service and funded research and publication. In addition, Dr. Short is a licensed psychologist as well as a level II school psychologist.