Dr. Arpana G. Inman

Dr. Arpana G. Inman
Dean and Distinguished Professor
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University; M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin
M.A. and B.A. in Psychology from, respectively, Pune University and Ferguson College

Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D., joined the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as the dean in July 2022.  Previously, Dr. Inman was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Dr. Inman focused on shaping the student experience through innovative academic programs and ensuring high-quality student services.  Among her accomplishments, Dr. Inman utilized data-based decision-making to implement new curriculum-related procedures to improve student access and engagement.  Prior to this appointment, she was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Lehigh University's College of Education.  In both institutions, she helped lead campus-wide initiatives that enhanced the colleges' academic reputation. 

Dr. Inman is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of South Asian Psychology, International Issues in Psychology, and Multicultural Supervision and Training.  She has more than 100 publications, has presented nationally and internationally in these areas, and co-hosted the American Psychological Association (APA)'s first DVD series on supervision models.  Dr. Inman has held numerous leadership roles in several national organizations and is Past President of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the APA.

Dr. Inman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentorship and Scholarship from Teachers College, Columbia University; the Distinguished Contributions Award from the Asian American Psychological Association; the Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology for her scholarship on South Asian Issues, from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association; the Excellent Contributions Award from the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Asian American Psychological Association.