M. David Rudd is Dean of the University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science. Prior to Utah, he served as professor and chair of psychology at Texas Tech University. Rudd received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Rudd’s research focuses on clinical suicidology, cognitive therapy, as well as ethics and regulatory issues in psychology. With more than 170 publications, Rudd’s research has been recognized by numerous national and international awards.