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Psych department, professor ranked high

By Sally Harris

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 18 - January 30, 1997

Virginia Tech's Department of Psychology and Professor Thomas Ollendick have been ranked high in the list of "The top 50 researchers and institutions in behavior analysis and behavior therapy, 1974-1994" published in the September 1996 issue of The Behavior Therapist, a publication of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy.

Ollendick was ranked eleventh in the list of the top 50 authors, and Virginia Tech was ranked tenth. The rankings were determined by the number of articles published in a group of 12 key applied behavioral journals from a record maintained by the American Psychological Association. According to the article, the periodicals "are relatively well-known outlets devoted exclusively to publications in behavior analysis and therapy."

"I was quite pleased to see Dr. Ollendick's remarkable academic contributions recognized in the article," said Jack W. Finney, chair of the department. "Given the modest size of our faculty compared with many of the ranked programs and the relative young age of our department, I was also pleased that the faculty's scholarly contributions placed Virginia Tech in the top 10 of these productive institutions."