Carl Wilbourne Lejuez

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology
Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
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Room 250
University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045


Carl W. Lejuez was named interim provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas in spring 2018 and began his responsibilities on April 30, 2018. He began his tenure at the University of Kansas as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU on Feb. 1, 2016. Prior to joining KU, Lejuez was professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland.


Clinical Internship (last year of PhD in Clinical Psychology), Clinical Psychology Training Consortium

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University

M.A., Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University

B.A., Psychology, Emory University

Selected Publications

Chun, S. Harris, A. Carrion, M. Rojas, E. Stark, S. Lejuez, C. W., Lechner, W. & Bornovalova, M. A. (2017). A psychometric investigation of gender differences and common processes across Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(1), 76-88. DOI:10.1037/abn0000220

Kopetz, C. & Lejuez, C. W. (Eds.). (2016). Addictions: A social psychological perspective (C. Kopetz & C. W. Lejuez, Eds.). New York, NY: Rutledge, Taylor, & Francis Group.

Collado, A. Calderón, M. MacPherson, L. & Lejuez, C. W. (2016). The efficacy of Behavioral Activation treatment among depressed Spanish-speaking Latinos. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 651-657. DOI:10.1037/ccp0000103

Egede, L. Acierno, R. Knapp, R. G., Lejuez, C. W., Hernandez-Tejada, M. Payne, E. H., & Frueh, C. B. (2015). Psychotherapy for depression in older veterans via telemedicine: A randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial. The Lancet: Psychiatry, 2, 693-701. DOI:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00122-4

Bolton, P. Bass, J. K., Zangana, G. A., Kamal, T. Murray, S. M., Kaysen, D. Lejuez, C. W., & Rosenblum, M. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of mental health interventions for survivors of systematic violence in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 360.

Magidson, J. F., Roberts, B. W., Collado, A. & Lejuez, C. W. (2014). Theory-driven intervention for changing personality: Expectancy value theory, behavioral activation, and conscientiousness. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1442-1450.

Selected Grants

Lejuez, Carl W., Risco, Cristina, (Principal), Development and Testing of a Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Depressed Latinos, R41 MD10491 (STTR), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, $225,000, (09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Lejuez, Carl W., Felton, Julia, (Principal), Development and Testing of a Behavioral Activation Mobile Therapy for Elevated Depressive Symptoms, R41 MH108219 (STTR), National Institute of Mental Health, $225,000, (09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Lejuez, Carl W., (Principal), Chen, Kevin, (Principal), Changing Impulsivity with Mindful Breathing Therapy to Reduce Problem Drinking, R34 AA022213, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, $663,000, (09/25/2014 - 08/31/2017) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Lejuez, Carl W., (Principal), Moss, Cnthia, (Co-Principal), Integration of Basic Neuroscience Research into Addiction Treatment Development, T32 DA28855, National Institute of Drug Abuse, $759,000, (07/15/2010 - 06/30/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Lejuez, Carl W., (Principal), Behavioral Technologies for Predicting HIV Risk, R01 DA18647, National Institute of Drug Abuse, $2,957,000, (07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

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