Michael C. Roberts

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Michael Roberts became Dean of Graduate Studies in January of 2014. He previously served as the director of clinical child psychology. Roberts earned his master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Purdue University. Prior to joining KU in 1991, he was professor of psychology at the University of Alabama. His position in clinical child psychology includes appointments as professor in the departments of Psychology and the Applied Behavioral Science, and as courtesy professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine. In addition, he has been a licensed psychologist since 1980 and is board certified in two specialties.

His honors at KU include the John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award in 2013 and a Kemper Teaching Award in 2007. He is a past recipient of the Beverly Thorn Award for outstanding service as director of clinical training by the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology. In addition, the KU Clinical Child Psychology program was awarded the Suinn Minority Achievement Award by the American Psychological Association in 2009.

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