Ronald E. Fox Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_E._Fox

Ronald E. Fox is a psychologist and a former president of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Fox was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina and Ohio State University early in his career.[1] By 1975, he was exploring the possibility of founding a school of professional psychology in Ohio that would offer the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.[2] He founded one of the first Psy.D. programs in the country at Wright State University in 1979.[3] He was the APA's 1994 president. In 2009, he was selected to receive an APA award of excellence named after Raymond D. Fowler.[4]

Fox has advocated for the viewpoint that psychology should train its practitioners to think beyond simply treating mental illness. He wrote that professional psychology is "that profession which is concerned with enhancing the effectiveness of human behavior."[5]


  1. ^ "Professional Advisory Committee". Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Professional psychology school in Ohio backed by state group". Toledo Blade. October 24, 1975. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "History of SOPP". Wright State University. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Dingfelder, S (2009). "A founding father". Monitor on Psychology. 40 (6): 75. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Blocher, David (2000). The Evolution of Counseling Psychology. Springer. p. 306. ISBN 082611668X. Retrieved November 1, 2014.