James E. Dobbins, PhD, ABPP, was awarded a Presidential Citation for his lifetime dedication to mentoring, an impressive scholarship in family psychology, racism, professional development, health attitudes and behaviors, multiculturalism, school consultations and therapy, and for career-long service to the profession. 

Full professor, former associate dean for professional affairs and services and director of postdoctoral training, school of professional psychology at Wright State University, Dobbins has held leadership roles in the Association of Black Psychologists and its Dayton chapter, multiple American Psychological Association Divisions, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, American Board of Family Psychology and Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, he hosted an influential conference on diversity education and training. The 20-year director of clinical services of the Dayton Urban League Male Responsibility Program for troubled families, he is a role model for community engagement through his passionate service to the Wesley Community Center, Inc., Dayton Fellowship Club, Miami Valley Community Alliance and through his service with the Ohio Commission for Minority Health.