Justin Douglas McDonald
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.