Michael L. Raulin

Youngstown State University Psychology Department

Professional Overview

Michael Raulin is currently a faculty member at Youngstown State University, primarily teaching courses in research design/statistics, abnormal psychology, introductory psychology, and the field placement course. He has been a member of the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1978, where he still maintains a faculty appointment. He has also taught online courses for the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Raulin received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. At Buffalo, he was the director of the Psychological Services Center--the research and training clinic for the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology--and also headed the Ph.D. clinical psychology program for several years. He founded and directed the department’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic and maintained a small private practice for 20 years.

Dr. Raulin’s research has always focused on psychopathology, with most of his work on risk factors in schizophrenia. He has published 30+ articles or chapters. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and reviewed papers for nearly 20 different journals and grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Raulin has published two textbooks. The first textbook (Research Methods) was coauthored with Anthony Graziano and is now in the eighth edition (published by Pearson). He wrote the second textbook (Abnormal Psychology) himself (published by Allyn & Bacon). He also has chapters in several edited books geared to a graduate student audience. He has an excellent reputation for his teaching, with evaluations that consistently place him among the top instructors at the university.

Dr. Raulin has been active in psychological affairs, locally, regionally, and nationally. He was president of the Psychological Association of Western New York, chaired the program committees for the Society for Research in Psychopathology and the Eastern Psychological Association, and was president of the National Association of Directors of Psychology Training Clinics and secretary of Society for Research in Psychopathology. He has won awards for teaching and public service and has been listed in Who’s Who in Among Rising Young Americans, Who’s Who Among Health Service Professionals, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care.

Personal Overview

When not working, he can be found golfing, biking, bowling, working out, reading, or attending Rotary events. His golf game needs considerable work, but he has given up on the idea that he will ever make it onto the Champion's Tour, unless they let him use his substantial handicap. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Canfield, Ohio, and is responsible for their website (www.CanfieldRotary.org) and for the district website (www.RotaryDistrict6650.org). At Canfield, he has served as president and in most of the other administrative positions of the Board of Directors. He has also become involved in the Rotary Global History Fellowship and is now the webmaster of one of their websites (www.WhatPaulHarrisWrote.org). He is currently the assistant district governor, responsible for the six clubs of Mahoning County (Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland, Struthers, and Youngstown).