Diversity & Inclusion Council
Eminent Scholar & Director of FSU Family Institute, College of Human Sciences
Frank Fincham, Ph.D. obtained a doctoral degree in social psychology while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He then completed postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University before assuming a position at University of Illinois where he ultimately became professor and Director of Clinical Training. He was a State University of New York Distinguished Professor prior to his current position as Eminent Scholar at Florida State University. The author of over 200 publications his research has been widely recognized by numerous awards, including the Berscheid-Hatfield Award for "sustained, substantial, and distinguished contributions to the field of personal relationships" from the International Network on Personal Relationships, and the President's Award for "Distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge" from the British Psychological Society. A Fellow of five different professional societies, Fincham has been listed among the top 25 psychologists in the world in terms of impact (defined as number of citations per paper). The son of parents who never completed elementary school, he has lived in Africa, Europe and North America (as both student and faculty member) and brings a varied and rich set of life experiences to the University Diversity and Inclusion Council.