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Dr. Douglas W. Woods is vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School at Marquette University.
Prior to joining Marquette, Woods was chair of the psychology department at Texas A&M, and associate dean for social sciences, education and business at the UWM Graduate School.
Woods’ research interests are in understanding, developing treatments for and disseminating behavioral interventions for children and adults with Tourette’s syndrome, trichotillomania and other OCD-spectrum disorders. His ongoing lab projects include testing an acceptance- and commitment-based treatment for trichotillomania and testing a computerized self-help intervention for children with Tourette’s syndrome. Woods’ primary interest has been in training students who desire a career in research.
Since starting at Marquette in 2016, Woods has reorganized the Graduate School with a renewed focus on recruitment of students; developed an aggressive strategic plan for Graduate School; and implemented the new program incubator which has already created multiple new industry-informed graduate programs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio University, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from North Dakota State University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University.