David Faust

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Email: faust@uri.edu


Professor at The University of Rhode Island

Affiliate Appointment, Brown University Medical School


  • Psychology and Law (e.g., methods for improving courtroom evaluations; cross-cultural applications and issues; science-legal interface)
  • Neuropsychology (e.g., strengths and limitations of assessment methodology and means of enhancing accuracy; cross-cultural issues in neuropsychological evaluation; legal applications)
  • Clinical Judgment and Decision Making (identification of practices that impede or enhance diagnostic and predictive accuracy; methods for improving decision making; increasing use of scientifically-based methods for maximizing accuracy)
  • Philosophy/Psychology of Science (examining scientists’ higher level decision making, such as theory evaluation, and developing methods for enhancing scientific judgment; meta-science, i.e., the science of science)
  • Methodology, especially applied issues in psychological and neuropsychological assessment


  • Ph.D., Ohio University
  • Internship and Postdoctoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Alfred University
  • Honorary degree from Brown University
  • Named a founding member of the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology
  • Recipient of the National Academy of Neuropsychology's first annual Award for Excellence in Research
  • Fellow, Division of Psychology and Law, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Division of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • Fellow, American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology
  • Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Fellow, The Council for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health
  • Named a Charter Member, American Board of Assessment Psychology
  • Served as Special Consultant to Rhode Island Attorney General on matters of psychology and law

More Information

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