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Rick Short

Rick J. Short, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3300
Office: Bayou 1529.05


Dr. Rick Short joined UHCL in 2011 as Dean for the College of Human Sciences and Humanities. Under his leadership, the college launched its first doctoral program and instituted the university's RN-BSN program at UHCL at Pearland. 
Dr. Short has more than 25 years of university-level education, research and clinical experience. His past academic appointments include serving as professor of psychology and associate dean for Planning, Evaluation and Research in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; director of the Center for Learning, Evaluation and Assessment Research at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and as assistant executive director of Education at the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a licensed psychologist and a level II school psychologist, with publications dating back to the 1980s.
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.