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About the Interim Provost

The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and has responsibility for all of the University's academic functions. The Office oversees all academic programs of study as well as supporting academic and administrative offices.


James D. Herbert, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavior therapy (including newer mindfulness and acceptance-based models of behavior therapy), mood and anxiety disorders, remote Internet-based treatment, and the promotion of evidence-based practice in mental health. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Program at Drexel University. He previously served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as Director of Clinical Training of Drexel’s PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, and as Interim Head of the Department of Biology. He currently serves as the Interim Provost & Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Research Interests

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Acceptance and mindfulness based psychotherapies
  • Teletherapy
  • The role of empiricism in clinical psychology