Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-02-21

Clara Gerhardt, Samford University professor of family studies, recently was elected chair of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology. Originally appointed to the board by former Gov. Bob Riley, Gerhardt is serving her second term as board member.

Gerhardt also was nominated as a member-at-large of the Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The ASPPB consists of members from the United States and Canada. Additionally, she serves on a multicultural and diversity focus group affiliated with the association.

Gerhardt has taught at Samford since 1998.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.