ACBS Fellow James Herbert Inaugurated as President of The University of New England

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The University of New England hosted the inauguration of James D. Herbert, Ph.D., the sixth president of the university on Saturday, September 9, 2017 on the Biddeford, Maine (USA) campus. The ceremony was held on the lawn of the Alfond Center for Health Sciences, where greetings to the new president were given by U.S. Senator Susan Collins and President of Drexel University John Fry.

James Herbert joined the University of New England from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he served as executive vice provost and dean of the Graduate College. He previously held a variety of administrative roles at Drexel, including interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, head of the Department of Psychology, interim head of the Department of Biology, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Program, director of the Ph.D., Program in Clinical Psychology, and president of the University Faculty. He also was the director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program and co-director of the Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy Program at Drexel University. Herbert holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.A. in psychology from University of Texas at Austin.

Herbert was inducted as an ACBS Fellow in 2014. He has published several articles in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS).

List of James Herbert’s Articles in JCBS

Volume 1 Issues 1-2: Acceptance-based exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety
Authors: Erica L. England, James D. Herbert, Evan M. Forman, Stephanie J. Rabin, Adrienne Juarascio, Stephanie P. Goldstein

Volume 1 Issues 1-2: The Drexel defusion scale: A new measure of experiential distancing
Authors: Evan M. Forman, James D. Herbert, Adrienne S. Juarascio, Peter D. Yeomans, John A. Zebell, Elizabeth M. Goetter, Ethan Moitra

Volume 2: Issues 3-4: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for eating disorders: Clinical applications of a group treatment
Authors: Adrienne Juarascio, Jena Shaw, Evan M. Forman, C. Alix Timko, James D. Herbert, Meghan L. Butryn, Michael Lowe

Volume 2 Issues 3-4: Baseline eating disorder severity predicts response to an acceptance and commitment therapy-based group treatment
Authors: Adrienne Juarascio, Stephanie Kerrigan, Stephanie P. Goldstein, Jena Shaw, Evan M. Forman, Meghan Butryn, James D. Herbert

Volume 4 Issue 1: Acceptance-based treatment and quality of life among patients with an eating disorder
Authors: Adrienne S. Juarascio, Leah M. Schumacher, Jena Shaw, Evan M. Forman & James D. Herbert

Volume 4 Issue 1: The role of therapist experiential avoidance in predicting therapist preference for exposure treatment for OCD
Authors: Stephanie Rabin Scherr, James D. Herbert & Evan M. Forman

Volume 4 Issue 4: Breaking the ontology taboo: Reply to Monestes and Villatte
Authors: James D. Herbert & Flavia Padovani

Volume 4 Issue 4: Contextualism, psychological science, and the question of ontology
Authors: James D. Herbert & Flavia Padovani