The Adler School of Professional Psychology has appointed Lynn Todman, Ph.D., as its Vice President for Leadership in Social Justice.
“Dr. Todman has served the Adler School in numerous capacities; in this new role, she will continue to champion the School’s social justice work but in new ways that ultimately advance our mission, vision and leadership in social justice,” said Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., President of the Adler School.
In her new role, Dr. Todman will lead integration of social justice issues into curricula, programs, and initiatives at the Adler School’s two campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. She also will continue as Executive Director of the Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE), which this fall will release the results of its 18-month Mental Health Impact Assessment project in collaboration with Chicago’s Englewood community. The MHIA process enables residents of low-income urban neighborhoods to provide input about policy decisions that would affect the mental health of their communities.
Dr. Todman came to the Adler School in 2005 as a member of its core faculty and as founding director of the ISE, the School’s first institute. A trained urban planner, Dr. Todman is a prominent U.S. expert on the link between public policies and the mental health of urban communities.
She serves on boards for the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights; the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Center; the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Board of Regents of Loyola University of Chicago. She also serves on the City of Chicago Community Development Commission.
About the Adler School of Professional Psychology
The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a Scholar/Practitioner model for 60 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who continue the visionary work of Alfred Adler throughout the world. The Adler School offers graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.