College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Backlund is a licensed psychologist and she is currently retired from a 12 year career as a forensic psychologist in the Arizona State Department of Corrections. Although retired, Dr. Backlund still does consulting work, occasional individual therapy and evaluations, as well as a significant amount of volunteer work for various private and public organizations both in the US and in foreign countries. Dr. Backlund has been a contributing professor for Walden University since 2005. She also chairs a number of doctoral committees.