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Steven H.   Fox PhD

Visiting Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences


Steven H. Fox, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975, and his Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 academe 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. Between 2004 and 2008, he also served as a researcher for the University of Nebraska’s dental restoration project for resettled Sudanese refugees. In 2005, Dr. Fox joined Ross University School of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Science, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Behavioral Science.

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