College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Middlebrook is a licensed psychologist in Florida with over 20 year’s clinical and academic experience. He is currently the Director of Assessment for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences focusing on the School of Psychology and the School of Public Policy and Administration, although he has been in several other roles at Walden. Upon joining Walden over 9 years ago, he served as the Program Director for the BS Psychology program for 3 years and then spent 4 years as the Associate Dean for the College of Undergraduate Studies and 2 years as Core Faculty in the Clinical Psychology program.
Prior to joining Walden, he served as Lead Faculty for Psychology and University Success, was Chair of the Student Success Department and served as Director of the Learning Center at American InterContinental University. Earlier, Dr. Middlebrook held Clinical Adjunct appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the Emory University School of Medicine where he taught and supervised medical residents and graduate level psychology interns. In addition, he has taught several clinical psychology courses at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University) and taught Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Keller Graduate School. Current research interests include identifying factors that predict student success and evaluation of the efficacy of educational programs.
Clinical interests include psychological assessment of emotional, behavioral and learning problems in children with a specific interest in ADHD and LD issues. He developed summer camps for children with academic problems, social skills training programs, and has been an advocate for children and families while serving on the board of directors of CHADD (Children with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Learning Disabilities Association. Further, he served as Psychology Clinic Chief for 5 years at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) where he evaluated children with developmental disabilities and behavioral and emotional difficulties related to medical problems. His dissertation focused on coping strategies of parents with children who were developmentally delayed or suffered from chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Middlebrook received his BA degree in Psychology in 1981 from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and his MS (1984) and Ph.D. (1986) from the University of Georgia. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.