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David DeMatteo

David DeMatteo, JD, PhD

Director of JD/PhD Program
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Office: Stratton 338
Phone: 215.553.7107


  • BA (High Honors), Psychology, Rutgers University
  • MA and PhD, Clinical Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University
  • JD (Magna Cum Laude), Villanova Law School

Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests:

  • Psychopathy
  • Forensic mental health assessment
  • Testing in forensic assessment contexts
  • Drug policy research



David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP, is an associate professor of Psychology and an associate professor of Law at Drexel University. He is also the Director of Drexel’s JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. His research interests include psychopathic personality, forensic mental health assessment, offender diversion, and drug-involved criminal offenders. His research has been funded by several federal agencies, state agencies, and private foundations. DeMatteo has co-authored several books and more than 100 articles and book chapters – he has given over 200 presentations at national and international conferences. He was Chair of APA’s Committee on Legal Issues. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 and 41), a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. DeMatteo is a past President of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41).