Day job: President, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Description: Dr. Crossman was appointed the fifth president of the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2003. With his leadership, the School has implemented a plan to continue the work of Alfred Adler, and in doing so, has realized a new vision, new academic programs and initiatives, and significant growth.
Dr. Crossman is a psychologist and family therapist. He has served as a professional psychology school leader and faculty member since 1992. He has taught courses, presented, written about and developed programs and initiatives in professional psychology training, diversity education, family therapy and family diversity, and HIV disease prevention and coping. Dr. Crossman is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and is a past chair of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils of the American Psychological Association. He received the Significant Professional Contribution Award from the Hawai’i Psychological Association. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center on Halsted, and he serves on the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Crossman holds a Ph.D. and M.A., Clinical Psychology, from Temple University and a B.S., Psychology and Fine Arts (summa cum laude), from Fordham University.
Superpower: Long-distance high-power empathy.