Vanderbilt University has named Bunmi Olatunji, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, as interim dean of the Graduate School at the university. Dr. Olatunji had been serving as associate dean of academic affairs for the Graduate School.
“Graduate student training is an important part of the Vanderbilt mission, and the success of our graduate students is something I find quite rewarding,” Olatunji said. “This position in the Graduate School is an opportunity for me to further serve a mission that I personally value.”
Dr. Olatunji joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2006. His primary research interest lies in cognitive behavioral theory, assessment, and therapy for anxiety disorders. He is the director of the Emotion and Anxiety Research Laboratory (EARL) at the university.
Professor Olatunji is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas.