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Richard E. Redding

J.D., Ph.D., Founder and President

Professor of Psychology and Education, and Ronald D. Rotunda Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, at Chapman University.  Professor Redding was previously a professor at Villanova University, Drexel University, and the University of Virginia, and he received his degrees from Washington and Lee University (J.D.), Vanderbilt University (M.S.), and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.).  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Psychological Science, and he has published extensively on the topic of sociopolitical and intellectual diversity in social science, including his 2001 American Psychologist Article ("Sociopolitical Diversity in Psychology: The Case for Pluralism"), which was the first academic publication to address the problem in the field as a whole, setting the stage for further scholarly work on the topic by leading academic psychologists. 


His most recent publications include the book, Ideological and Political Bias in Psychology: Nature, Scope and Solutions (2023, Springer), and Sociopolitical Values as the Deep Culture in Culturally-Competent Psychotherapy (Clinical Psychological Practice, v. 11, 666-682, 2023).

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