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Linda J. Baum, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4371More about Linda J. Baum, Ph.D.

Linda J. Baum, Ph.D.


Dr. Linda J. Baum is a licensed psychologist and has served on the faculty at Regent for more than a decade. Although she started college as an aerospace engineering major, she quickly learned that God had a different plan for her life. While obtaining her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, she volunteered at a state hospital and worked full time at a research lab on campus. These experiences were foundational in creating a love for learning and mentorship, research and advocacy.

Baum obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University. In addition to the typical clinical curriculum, she focused on developing skills in assessment, forensic psychology and teaching. She moved to Virginia to complete a pre-doctoral internship as well as a post-doctoral fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She additionally completed forensic evaluator training at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy.

Baum directs the Society for Forensic and Assessment Psychology at Regent and loves the opportunities this provides in mentoring current students and collaborating with alumni. Additionally, her role as director of Clinical Training allows her to walk alongside students during each phase of their clinical training. However, she is careful to maintain a good work-life balance. She is an active member of her church music ministry and is busy at home with two boys and two dogs. She enjoys spending her free time at the beach or on a hiking trail.


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Kent State University

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Kent State University

B.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist



Archer, R. P. & Baum, L. J. (2015). "Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments." In K. Heilbrun (Ed.) APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice. Washington D.C., APA.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Haber, J. & Baum, L. J. (2014). "MMPI-2-RF scales as predictors of psychiatric diagnosis." South African Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44, 439 – 453.

Bridges, S. A. & Baum, L. J. (2013). "An examination of the MMPI-2-RF L-r Scale in an outpatient Protestant sample." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 32 (3), 115 - 123.

Baum, L. J., Archer, R. P., Forbey, J., & Handel R. W. (2009). "An Evaluation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent (MMPI-A) Literature with a Comparison to the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)." Assessment, 16, 384 – 400.

Sellbom, M., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Baum, L. J., Erez, E., & Gregory, C. (2008). "Predictive Validity of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales in a Batterers’ Intervention Program." Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 129 – 1395.

Petroskey, L. J., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Stafford, K. P. 2003. "Correlates of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales in a Forensic Assessment Setting." Assessment, 10, 393 – 399.


Professional Affiliations:

2000 - Present: American Psychological Association, Member.

2008 - Present: Division 36, Psychology of Religion, Member. 2001 - Present: Society for Personality Assessment, Associate Member.