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Frank DePiano, Ph.D.

Frank DePiano
Full-Time Faculty, Department of Clinical and School Psychology
Adjunct Professor
Part-Time Faculty, Department of Counseling
(954) 262-3766


  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina
  • B.A. Montclair State University

Professional Interests

Frank DePiano, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary Professor with appointments in psychology as well as in the Department of Justice and Human Services.  He has taught at the undergraduate, master of science and doctoral levels across several disciplines throughout the university. During his tenure at the University, Dr. DePIano has served as Chair of the Department of Psychology, Associate Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Founding Dean of the Center for Psychological  Studies, Head Cross Country Coach and University Provost and Executive Vice President.

Dr. DePiano’s professional interests include the study of professional training models in mental health and psychology; Human Factors and Psychology in Aviation, and; hypnosis and memory and in clinical practice. He has served as a consultant to the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Board of Psychological Examiners where he has site visited doctoral training programs and provided expert testimony regarding quality of training programs for the State of Florida. He has made numerous Professional Invited Addresses, published peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has written a text related to clinical applications of hypnosis.

Professional activities include serving on the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs – Executive Committee, the Association’s Membership Committee, and President of Division 30, Psychological Hypnosis. In addition he has chaired and/or served on more than a dozen APA accreditation site visits of training programs, post-doctoral training programs and internships. Over his years at the University, Dr. DePiano has managed several million dollars of federal, state, and local grants/contracts and was responsible for planning and identifying funding for 2 buildings including the Maltz Building.

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