Dr. Steve Katsikas obtained his undergraduate B.A. degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University (1989) and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas (1995). He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopathology, child/adolescent psychopathology, tests and measurement theory, advanced quantitative methods, and personality, culture and social structure. He served as the Chair of the School of Professional Psychology for 13 years (2006-2020). He has been an active member of the Kentucky Psychology Association, most recently as the President of the Association (2020). He was also recognized as the Kentucky Psychologist of the Year in 2018.  He is the recipient of over 10 million dollars of federal grants, most recently overseeing a training program for doctoral students working in integrated primary care.  Dr. Katsikas’ clinical interests are in the area of child and adolescent assessment and treatment of children with behavioral difficulties. His research interests include the use of virtual reality in clinical settings, meditation/mindfulness, attachment theory, child psychopathology, and scale development. In 2021, he was appointed to develop and lead Spalding’s new Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.