Justin Douglas McDonald

Cross-cultural Psychology

McDonald2_small-1 Justin Douglas (Doug) McDonald, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Dakota (UND). He is a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe and grew up in Lame Deer, Montana on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Dr. McDonald earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota in 1992. His research experience and interests focus on cross-cultural psychology issues, including psychological scale development, and the effects of biculturalism as a predictor of functional behavior - particularly among American Indians.

McDonald is director of the UND
Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education (InPsyDE) program. He served two terms as president of the Society of Indian Psychologists. He also served on the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and the APA’s Board of Educational Affairs. Currently he is on APA’s Council of Representatives.

McDonald is a U.S. Navy submarine veteran and a former Track and Field All-American. He lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota with his children, Alex and Rosie.

An interview of Dr. McDonald is available in the
Health Workforce News.