Douglas Chute, PhD, is a professor of psychology and co-director of the Applied Neurotechnologies Laboratory. He is known as a leading educator in Neuropsychology, co-establishing the first PhD program in the field at the University of Houston, founding the neuroscience major at the University of Toronto, and founding the graduate program at Drexel University (ranked one of the top programs internationally).
He served as a founding co-editor of the American Psychological Association journal Neuropsychology. He is currently a Section Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist, the official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Chute was the founder of the distanCE continuing education program for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and authored or edited courses delivered over the web in neuroanatomy and medical neuroscience and in mild traumatic brain injury. He has published over 100 books, chapters, papers, and software titles and has commercialized a number of technological products in education and cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. He also developed a patent for a cognitive and environmental assistive system to help maintain community living for persons with neurocognitive impairments.
The National Academy of Neuropsychology has honoured Chute with a presidential citation and also a lifetime service award. He has received national and international recognition for work with technology for people with cognitive impairments, e.g. National Science Foundation/MCI National Search for the Use of Computers for Persons with Disabilities, and an iec ProGAMMA for Social Science and Information Technology, Special Software Award of Excellence from the European Union.
Chute’s former students hold professorships and senior positions in Canada, the United States and around the world in the field of neuropsychology. He recently has been honoured with the Inaugural Mentor Award of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and with the College of Psychologists Ontario. He is a Charter Member Emeritus of the Association for Psychological Science and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Chute had 20 years of service as the Neuropsychology advisor to the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Head Injury Program, and also served in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Ontario, he currently serves as an “emeritus member” on the executive board of Brain Injury Service of Muskoka-Simcoe, a provincially funded provider. He has a limited practice in Independent Medical Evaluation for persons with mild traumatic brain injuries.