Joshua Langberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Langberg is responsible for ensuring graduate students have access to all the resources necessary for academic success and for fostering the development and growth of research and scholarship in the College.
Joshua Langberg, Ph.D., is the associate dean for research and 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, fostering 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.
Dr. Langberg also provides leadership for the components of the CHS mission related to advancing graduate studies. He ensures the vision for graduate studies integrates with the larger strategic goals of the College and in turn the university. He supports communications among graduate students, graduate program directors, department chairs/directors, the CHS dean and the dean of the Graduate School. The associate dean also leads efforts with program assessment and the development of new programs aligned with the VCU mission, graduate student recruitment, strategic enrollment management, and student retention and graduation rates. Furthermore, he supports mentoring programs for graduate students and graduate faculty members. Utilizing a data-informed, transparent process linked to the CHS mission and goals, the associate dean allocates graduate assistants across graduate programs.