Richard Rogers | Department of Psychology

Richard Rogers

Regents Professor
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PhD: Utah State University, 1976
Internship: Illinois State University Counseling Center
ABPP Diplomate: Forensic Psychology
Fellow: Society of Personality Assessment
Fellow: APA Divisions 12 and 41

Research Interests: Forensic Evaluations (Miranda, Competency to Stand Trial, and Insanity), Validation of Structured Interviews, and Psychological Assessment.

Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP

Updated: September 2018

Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. In 2014, he received the Eminent Faculty Award, one of the university's highest faculty honors, which is bestowed one distinguished professor annually. His previous academic appointments included key positions in the Section on Psychiatry and Law, Rush University, and the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Rogers is nationally recognized for his contributions to forensic psychology and psychiatry. National awards include (1) the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, (2) Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and (3) the Amicus Award for the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

His contributions to clinical psychology and the discipline of psychology have also been commended. In 2007, the Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Rogers with Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology. In 2008, American Psychological Association (APA) bestowed its prestigious Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award. In 2011, APA again honored Dr. Rogers with its Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Policy Award. In 2011, he became only one of three scholars in APA history to receive both national awards.

Dr. Rogers is a prolific writer with more than 210 refereed articles and an h-index of 68. He has written seven books focused on clinical and forensic practice. He has also developed and validated four psychological measures that are published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR, Inc.):

  • Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (R-CRAS)
  • Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised (ECST-R)
  • Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms-2nd Edition (SIRS-2)
  • Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities (SAMA)

Dr. Rogers completed a decade of federal grant support in 2015 from National Science Foundation as a principal investigator examining Miranda warnings and waivers. His programmatic research led to the development of Miranda measures (SAMA) and was relied on by the American Bar Association in its call for national reform of juvenile Miranda warnings.

Dr. Rogers is well regarded as a teacher, especially at the graduate and post-doctoral levels. He was selected by the UNT Graduate School as the 2004 Toulouse Scholar to honor his outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements.

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