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Dr. Dustin B. Wygant

Dr. Dustin B. Wygant
  • Professor; Program Director (Psy.D.), Executive Director of Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (2007), Kent State University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology (2004), Kent State University
  • B.A., Psychology (2001), Miami University


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Dr. Dustin Wygant is a Professor of Psychology and is the Program Director for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. He is also the Executive Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at EKU. His research interests include the assessment and conceptualization of psychopathy, particularly in terms of the DSM-5 Section III trait model of personality disorders.  He is also interested in the assessment of malingering of psychological symptoms in forensic psychological evaluations and the utility of psychological testing (primarily with the MMPI-2-RF) in forensic, correctional, and medical settings. Aside from his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed clinical psychologist and regularly consults with attorneys and judges on forensic assessments for the court on matters such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and risk for violence. Dr. Wygant is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology & Division 41 American Psychology-Law Society) and the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA).


  • 2023 Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 41 American Psychology-Law Society)
  • 2020 Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology)
  • 2018 Board Certified in Assessment Psychology, American Board of Assessment Psychology
  • 2015 Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment
  • 2015 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Early Career Award. Society for Personality Assessment
  • 2014 Ruric and Mary Roark Distinguished Lecture (Reflections on Psychopathy: Elucidating the Criminal Mind and Personality), College of Arts & Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
  • 2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, Kentucky Psychological Association Foundation
  • 2010 John E. Exner Scholar Award, Society for Personality Assessment

Professional Interests

Psychopathy, MMPI-2-RF, Forensic psychology, Malingering.


Awards, Recognitions and Publications


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
GRD 899Continuing Enrollment   Fall 2023
PSY 766Forensic PsychologyM 8:15am-11:00am Powell Building 212Fall 2023
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