David Faust

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


Professor, 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

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