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Dustin B. Wygant, Ph.D.

Dr. Dustin Wygant
  • Executive Director of Integrated Behavioral Health; Program Director; Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (2007), Kent State University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology (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 Executive Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at EKU, which includes overseeing all mental health initiatives for the university. In addition, he is the Program Director 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 mental health evaluations and the utility of psychological testing (primarily with the MMPI instruments) in forensic, correctional, military, and medical settings. Aside from his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed 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 Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 12), the American Psychology Law Society (APA Division 41), 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. In addition to his work at EKU, Dr. Wygant is a Behavioral Health Officer/Clinical Psychologist in the Army National Guard. He is serving in the Medical Detachment of the Joint Task Force in Frankfort, KY. 


2023 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 41 American Psychology Law Society

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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