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Core Staff

John P. Vincent, Ph.D., ABPP


Director
CRS Building, Room 1007
713-743-8503
jvincent@uh.edu

Dr. Vincent received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon in 1972, and is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston. In addition to his role as Department Chairman, for 23 years he has served as Director of Clinical Psychology, which is among the top 15% of clinical psychology programs nationally and the top rated program in Texas. He also serves as Director of the Center for Forensic Psychology and is Executive Director of Forensic Psychology Services at the University of Houston. Dr. Vincent has also served as Director of the Victims' Resource Institute, where based on his dedication on behalf of victims of trauma and violence he was recognized by the U. S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. He also holds a clinical faculty appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. He has maintained a practice in clinical and forensic psychology for more than 35 years. He has been a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Texas since 1974 and is board certified as a clinical psychologist with the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also serves as Director of the Texas Psychological Association's Forensic Practice Division in 2008.

Dr. Vincent has edited six books in the area of Family Psychology, served on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals, and has authored over 120 research articles, chapters, books and conference presentations. He has received over 30 research grants from private, state, and federal agencies, including funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, and the U. S. Department of Justice. In the context of his practice in clinical and forensic psychology, Dr. Vincent has served as an expert witness in State and Federal Court for cases involving civil litigation. He has also served as a consultant to major law firms, corporations and governmental agencies regarding forensic psychology in the context of labor and employment law, family law and other civil law arenas.

Gerald E. Harris, Ph.D., BCBA


Executive Director
CRS Building, Room 1005
713-743-8618
gharris@uh.edu

Dr. Harris received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Houston in 1982. He serves as Executive Director of the Center for Forensic Psychology and Training Director of Forensic Psychology Services at the University of Houston. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in psychology at the University of Houston since 1986 and has served as the Director of the Victims' Resource Institute.

Dr. Harris is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Young Autism Project since 1996. He has maintained a practice in clinical and forensic psychology for over 20 years and has been a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Texas since 1986.

In the context of his forensic and clinical work, Dr. Harris has served as an expert witness in both civil and criminal litigation. Dr. Harris has authored numerous research articles, chapters, and conference presentations and has received several research grants from private, state, and federal agencies.

Tonya N. Inman, Ph.D.


Assistant Director
CRS Building, Room 1012
713-743-1072
tinman@uh.edu

Dr. Inman received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Houston in 2005 after completing her residency at the University of Texas Medical School Houston. She is currently the assistant director of the Center for Forensic Psychology and has been involved in the center’s development and service provision for over nine years. In addition to her responsibilities at CFP, Dr. Inman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Houston in the areas of Psychology and Law, Psychology of Personality, Forensic Psychology and Clinical Supervision.

Dr. Inman was employed in the trial consulting field prior to her graduate work in psychology and has maintained her interests in this area through her research on jury decision-making and emotional distress damages. Dr. Inman has affiliations with the American Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association, and American Psychology and Law Society. She has assisted in the authorship of numerous publications and has presented on psycholegal issues to several organizations.

Referral Network

The Center for Forensic Psychology maintains a hand-picked referral network of forensic psychologists and psychiatrists for attorneys and courts across the State of Texas and other jurisdictions.