university of nebraska at omaha (1975-Present, Omaha, NE): Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, 1975-79; Professor of Psychology (tenured), 1975-Present; Director of the School Psychology Training Program, 1987-2002; and Professor of Social Work, 1985-1997. Currently teaching Ethics & Law for Psychologists, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and History of Psychology.
independent practice of psychology (1967-Present): Part-time consulting psychologist for clinical and forensic cases.
private practice of law 1981-Present): Part-time independent law practice, emphasizing health care, education, employment, and business law.
nebraska arts council (2008-Present, Omaha, NE): Member of the Touring Company (lectures and performances relevant to American folk music).
florida department of law enforcement (2006-2009, Tallahassee, FL): Sworn Law Enforcement Officer, assigned to the Executive Leadership Institute to conduct training and development of on-line continuing education courses.
ohio university(1972-75, Athens, OH): Professor of Education and Psychology (tenured), and Coordinator of the Community Counseling Program.
tri-county mental health center (1972-74, Nelsonville, OH): Part-time Supervisor of Clinical Services.
grand valley state university(1970-72, Allendale, MI): Director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, 1970-72; and Dean for Student Development, 1971-72.
university of maryland:(1969-70, College Park, MD) Associate Professor of Education, and Director of the Psychological Services in the Schools Training Program, 1967-69; and Deputy Head of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, 1968-69.
reading university:(Reading, England): Visiting Lecturer of Guidance, part-time, 1966-67.
state university of new york at buffalo (1964-67, Buffalo, NY): Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling.
niagara county mental health center (1964-66, Niagara Falls, NY): Part-time Clinical Psychologist.
education and training
Certificate of Graduation from the Basic Police Academy, the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Center (a state-sponsored training program, Tallahassee, FL), May, 2004
Juris Doctor degree, School of Law, Creighton University, 1981.
Doctor of Science degree in health services research and administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 1975. Dissertation: Child Custody Legal Proceedings: An Investigation of Criteria Maintained by Lawyers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers.
Postdoctoral Certificate in Group Psychotherapy (two-year training program), Washington School of Psychiatry, 1967-1969.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, University of London, Institute of Psychiatry (Maudsley Hospital), 1966-67.
Doctor of Philosophy degree [I was in the prototype program that soon became an APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology], Michigan State University, 1964. Dissertation: The Use of Electroencephalography and Mental Abilities Tests in the Diagnosis of Behavioral Problem Males.
Specialist in Education degree in school psychology, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University, 1962.
Master of Arts degree in counseling, College of Education, Michigan State University, 1960.
Bachelor of Music degree in music education, School of Music, Western Michigan University, 1958.
honors and grants
Excellence in Service Award, UNO College of Arts & Sciences, April 11, 2014.
Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievements and Contributions, Florida Psychological Association, St. Petersburg, FL, July 10, 2010.
Award of Distinction, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Bureau of Professional Development On-Line Training Development Team, June 29, 2010.
2008 Psychologist of the Year Award, Florida Psychological Association, Sarasota, FL, July 19, 2008.
Award for Outstanding Service to the Board of Directors, Florida Psychological Association, Tallahassee, FL, January, 2008.
Award for Outstanding Dedication to Families and the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (with UNO Professor Jane D. Woody), Nebraska Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Lincoln, NE, 2005.
President of Basic Recruit Class #281, the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Center, Tallahassee, FL, 2004.
Distinguished Psychologist Award, the Florida Psychological Association, Tallahassee, FL, 2001
Outstanding Professional Service, the Florida Psychological Association, Tallahassee, FL, 1989.)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, U. S. Office of Education, 1969.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, U. S. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, 1966.
Research Grant Award, the Buffalo Foundation, 1966.
Neurological and Sensory Disease Project Grant, U. S. Public Health (I conceptualized, drafted, and conducted the research, under the administrative supervision of W. R. Storer, M. D.).
Throughout his career, Robert Woody has held numerous administrative positions that provided experience in personal, program, policy, and strategic planning. For state and national professional organizations (most notably, but not limited to, the American Psychological Association (APA), he has served on several Boards of Directors (BoD) and other governance bodies (e.g., twelve years on the APA Council of Representatives, three years on the APA Ethics Committee, five years on the APA BoD for the Division of Independent Practice, and two years on the BoD for APA Division of Clinical Psychology)—and a variety of similar roles in psychology, law, and family service professions. In 2014, he became a Commissioner on the Douglas County (NE) Planning Commission, and in 2016, began serving as a Member of the Douglas County (NE) Board of Adjustment. As an attorney, he has been involved with constructing codes of ethics, drafting and dealing with regulatory legislation, and participating in court proceedings. In 2015-2017, he was the President of the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
certificates and licensures
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1973, No. 2782.
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Forensic Psychology, 1980, No. 47.
Diplomate in Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, 1983, No. 23.
Diplomate in Assessment Psychology, American Board of Assessment Psychology, 2002.
Diplomate in Psychological Hypnosis (Experimental), American Board of Examiners in Psychological Hypnosis, 1968, No. 83.
Diplomate in Sex Therapy, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2005.
Licensed Psychologist, Michigan State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1970, No. 941.
Licensed Attorney, Nebraska Bar Association, 1981, No. 16690.
Licensed Attorney, Florida Bar Association, 1982, No. 0342580.
Licensed Attorney, Michigan Bar Association, 1984, No. P37338.
Certified Sex Therapist, American Association for Sex Education, Counseling, and Therapy, 1975.
Certified Sex Educator, American Association for Sex Education, Counseling, and Therapy, 1975.
Certified Family Disputes Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1975.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 1974, No. 621.
Certified Administrator (Superintendent, Chief Business Official, and Central Office Administrator), Michigan Department of Education, 1993, No. 98835.
Fully Approved School Psychologist, Michigan Department of Education, 1963 (Updated and Renewed, 1993).
Permanently Certified Secondary Teacher, Michigan Department of Public Instruction, 1970.
[Note: The following certifications and licensures were purposefully placed in "voluntary inactive" status: Certification as a Psychologist, Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1967, No. 422; Licensure as a Psychologist, District of Columbia Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1972, No. 395; Licensure as a Psychologist, Virginia State Board of Psychology, 1968, No. 230; Certification as a Psychologist, Board of Examiners of the District of Columbia Psychological Association, 1967, No. 345; Licensure as a Psychologist, State of Ohio Board of Psychology, 1973, No. 250; Certification as a Social Worker, Michigan State Board of Examiners of Social Workers, 1974, No. 645; Certification as a Marriage Counselor, Michigan State Board of Marriage Counselors, No. 249; Licensure as a Psychologist, Nebraska State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 203; Certification as a Clinical Psychologist, Nebraska State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 44; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida Department of Professional Regulation, 1983, No. 713; Licensed Psychologist, Florida State Board of Psychological Examiners, 1983, No. 3261; Certified Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1977; Certified Health Service Provider in Psychology, Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, No. 12110, 1975; Certified School Psychologist, National School Psychology Certification Board, 1995, No. 15797.]
[Inactive status: Licensed Attorney, State of Tennessee (October, 1998 – March, 2004; No. 19236.]
law enforcement qualifications
Certificate of Graduation from the Basic Police Academy, the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Center (Tallahassee, FL), May, 2004.
Certificate of Completion of the Basic School Resource Officer training program, sponsored by the Florida Office of the Attorney General, June, 2004.
Passed the State Officer Certification Examination, administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, May, 2004.
Law Enforcement Officer (sworn Reserve), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), assigned to Capitol Police (#64), March 15, 2006.
Completed NRA Certified Instructor (Pistols) training course, Instructor Robert Wetherington, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Center. 16 hours. Tallahassee, FL, March 10 & 11, 2006; certification issued, March 31, 2006. NRA certification #8733899.
Completed NRA Certified Instructor (Personal Protection in the Home) training course, Instructor John Monahan, 9 hours. Tallahassee, FL, July 7 & 10, 2006. NRA certification #8733899.