Steven H. Fox

Dr. Fox earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado in 1979 and 1981 respectively. He has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado since 1984. Dr. Fox was a practicing clinician for 12 years in which context he worked in forensics, medical rehabilitation, and maintained a private practice. He entered the ranks of academia in 1993 at New Mexico Highlands University where he became a tenured Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the department of behavioral sciences. He developed a specialization in culture and mental illness and created a research program in West Africa. Dr. Fox’s history of research demonstrates his commitment to culture as well as to underrepresented, underserved and vulnerable populations. Between 1998 and 2004 he had been involved in studying trauma exposure and psychiatric consequences among West African war refugees. He was the first researcher to publish results concerning human atrocities and psychiatric sequelae among refugees from Sierra Leone. Recently he completed involvement in the University of Nebraska’s dental restoration project for resettled Sudanese refugees. In 2005 Dr. Fox joined Ross University’s department of behavioral science in Dominica and is currently serving as Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Integrated Medicine at the Bahamas clinical site.


Dr. Fox currently serves as the Behavioral Science course director in the Bahamas.

Selected Publications

Fox, S. & Willis, M. (In Press). Dental restorations for Dinka and Nuer refugees: A confluence of culture and healing, Transcultural Psychiatry.

Fox, S. & Willis, M. (2009). Initiatory mental health assessments for refugees from Sudan, The Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7(2), 159-179.

Fox, S. (2003). The Mandinka nosological system in the context of post trauma syndromes. Transcultural Psychiatry, 40(4), 488-506.

Tang, S. & Fox, S. (2001). Traumatic experiences and the mental health of Senegalese refugees. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 189(8), 507-512.

Fox, S. & Tang, S. (2000). The Sierra Leonean refugee experience: Traumatic events and psychiatric sequelae. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 188(8), 490-495.

Partridge, B. & Fox, S. (2000). Juvenile offenders and accurate perception of time. Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills, 91, 1011-1019.

Fox, S. (1997). Attributional style in a West African sample: Implications for the depressive experience and beyond. Ife Psychologia, 5(2), 33-50.