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.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.