Douglas L. Chute, Ph.D. C.Psych

Lab Director

Louis and Bessie Stein Fellow
Professor of Neuropsychology
Faculty Coordinator of ePsychology
Office: Stratton 123E
Phone: 215-895-6111

Research Interests:

  • Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation
  • Technological applications for the cognitively compromised and those with acquired brain injuries


BA, University of Western Ontario, 1969
MA, University of Missouri, 1971
PhD, University of Missouri, 1973


Douglas L. Chute, Ph.D is Professor of Neuropsychology for the APA approved Clinical Psychology Program and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University.  Dr. Chute’s academic focus centers on the integration of applied neuroscience and cognitive technologies especially for people with acquired cognitive impairments like traumatic brain injuries.  Dr. Chute is known as a leading educator in Neuropsychology co-establishing the first Ph.D program in the field at the University of Houston, founding the graduate program at Drexel University (ranked one of the top programs internationally), and serving as a founding co-editor with Sandra Koffler and Barbara Uzzell of the journal Neuropsychology.  He is currently the Technology Section Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist.  More recently, Dr. Chute collaborated in the founding of the distanCE continuing education program for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and authored or edited courses delivered over the web in neuroanatomy and medical neuroscience and in mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Chute has over 100 books, chapters, papers, and software titles published. He has commercialized a number of technological products in education and cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging and developed a patent for a cognitive and environmental assistive system to help maintain community living for persons with neurocognitive impairments.  Dr. Chute was named an “Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century,” honored with two EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL Best Scientific Laboratories software awards, an Apple Teaching Fellow Award, and a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. He has also received national and international recognition for his work with technology for people with cognitive impairments, e.g. NSF/MCI National Search for the Use of Computers for Persons with Disabilities, and an iec ProGAMMA for Social Science and Information Technology, Special Software Award of Excellence. He has lead major research projects funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Pew Foundation, Albisser, and other private and public agencies.  But what he is most proud of is the successes of his students many of who hold professorships and senior positions around the world and who include past and present leaders of the National Academy.

Dr. Chute serves on a number of corporate, professional, and government boards.  He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and the Ontario College of Psychologist, in the national register (CRHSPP), and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Dr. Chute is the Neuropsychology advisor to the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Head Injury Program, and he also serves in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  In Canada, he serves on the executive board of Brain Injury Service of Simcoe, a provincially funded provider