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Dustin B. Wygant, Ph.D.

Dr. Dustin Wygant
  • Program Director/Director of Clinical Training; Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (2007), Kent State University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychoogy (2004), Kent State University
  • B.A., Psychology (2001), Miami University


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Dr. Dustin Wygant is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology. He is the Program Director and Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. His research interests include the assessment and conceptualization of psychopathy, particularly in terms of the DSM-5 Section III trait model of personality disorders.  He is also interested in the assessment of malingering of psychological symptoms in forensic psychological evaluations and the utility of psychological testing (primarily with the MMPI-2-RF) in forensic, correctional, and medical settings. Aside from his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed clinical psychologist (KY & OH) and regularly consults with attorneys and judges on forensic assessments for the court for issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and risk for violence. Dr. Wygant is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA). He is also a member of the international Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) consortium aimed at research on the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology.


2020 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology

2018 Board Certified in Assessment Psychology, American Board of Assessment Psychology

2015 Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment

2015 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Early Career Award. Society for Personality Assessment

2014 Ruric and Mary Roark Distinguished Lecture (Reflections on Psychopathy: Elucidating the Criminal Mind and Personality), College of Arts & Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University

2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, Kentucky Psychological Association Foundation

2010 John E. Exner Scholar Award, Society for Personality Assessment

Professional Interests

Psychopathy, MMPI-2-RF, Forensic psychology, Malingering.


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Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
GRD 899Continuing Enrollment   Fall 2021
PSY 566Forensic PsychologyW 8:15am-11:00am Combs Building 322Fall 2021
PSY 766Forensic PsychologyW 8:15am-11:00am Combs Building 322Fall 2021
PSY 841PsychopathologyMW 3:30pm-4:45pm Cammack Building 120Fall 2021
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