David DeMatteo, J.D., Ph.D.
Director of J.D./Ph.D. Program; Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, testing in forensic assessment contexts, and drug policy research
Dr. DeMatteo is the Director of Drexel University’s JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Law. His research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy, and offender diversion. Dr. DeMatteo’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and American Psychology-Law Society. He teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology, and several law courses at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law.
Dr. DeMatteo received a BA (high honors) in psychology from Rutgers University, an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University, and a JD (magna cum laude) from Villanova Law School. At Villanova Law School, he was Executive Editor of Villanova Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. Dr. DeMatteo is licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania, where he conducts forensic mental health assessments of juveniles and adults. He has co-authored 3 books (with two more books under contract) and more than 60 articles and book chapters. He is Associate Editor of Law and Human Behavior, on the Editorial Boards of several journals, and a reviewer for nearly 20 scientific journals. Dr. DeMatteo was Chair of APA’s Committee on Legal Issues in 2011, and he is currently Council Representative to APA for the American Psychology-Law Society (Div. 41 of APA).