Joshua Langberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Langberg is responsible for fostering the development and growth of scholarship and ensuring graduate students have access to all the resources necessary for academic success.
Joshua Langberg, Ph.D., is the associate dean for research and interim associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences. He is also a licensed clinical-child psychologist and researcher who has worked in both medical center and university settings. His doctorate in psychology is from the University of South Carolina and he completed an internship at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he then worked until joining VCU in 2011. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences, and he has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Langberg is passionate about mentorship surrounding research and scholarship and as associate dean for research is responsible for fostering the development and growth of scholarship within the College of Humanities and Sciences. These efforts are advanced through trainings, workshops, pilot grant programs such as the Seed and Catalyst awards, fostering transdisciplinary collaborations across departments and schools, administering and facilitating use of start-up funds, and developing and implementing policies that foster growth in scholarship. He is also passionate about the importance of involving students in research and scholarship activities and oversees the work of the special assistant to the dean for experiential learning, Sarah Golding, Ph.D. Dr. Golding administers and coordinates the many experiential learning opportunities available in the College, such as the Baldacci student experiential learning fund.
In his role as interim associate dean for graduate studies, Dr. Langberg ensures that our close to 900 graduate students (276 master’s degree and 286 doctoral degree; 337 certificate and non-degree seeking) have access to all the resources necessary for academic success including stipends, tuition support, technology and equipment, office and research space, and review of progress through the curriculum. He is also responsible for allocating stipends and tuition support to approximately 400 graduate assistants, supporting a positive mentoring relationship between faculty and students and developing programs for graduate students that bridge graduate degrees to professional opportunities.