Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Senior Director of Applied Psychology, American Psychological Association

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD,  is the Senior Director of Applied Psychology for the American Psychological Association. At the APA, he oversees initiatives focused on applying psychological science to help solve real-world problems. His work cuts across a variety of subject areas, including workplace culture, legal issues, economics, human-technology interaction, climate change, and others. Dr. Stolle received his PhD in Social Psychology and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Stolle is also a licensed attorney, and until his appointment as the Senior Director of Applied Psychology, he was a capital partner in an AmLaw 100 law firm, Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He was also a co-founder and president of a private consulting firm, ThemeVision LLC, where he applied psychological science and methods to advise corporate clients on strategies relating to legal and business issues. Dennis has published widely on the application of psychological science to solve real-world problems in both academic journals and popular media. He is the author of the book Practicing Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Law as a Helping Profession, published by Carolina Academic Press, and he has long been active in promoting the role of law and legal procedures as mechanisms for enhancing societal mental health and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Stolle serves on the Indiana University & Purdue University's Advisory Board on Human-Centered Computing. He is a member of the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Society of Association Executives.