Psychology Professor to Serve on National Psychology Advisory Board

David Rudd one of 30 members on national board to better psychology's understanding.

A Texas Tech psychologist will serve on a newly formed psychological advisory board that will seek to educate the public on a broad spectrum of psychological issues.

David Rudd, chairman of the Department of Psychology, was appointed to the national advisory board for the PDV Foundation. This new foundation is the nation's only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to furthering strategic communications to inform and affect national mental health policy change.

"I think this is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a small group that will shape a large national agenda for mental health in this country," Rudd said. "In mental health, there doesn’t seem to be a consolidated voice. There are foundations for this illness and foundations for that specific issue. What’s great about this one is it covers a broad spectrum of disorders and issues."

Rudd is one of 30 members of the advisory board, which will convene later in the spring.

CONTACT: David Rudd, chairman, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-0818