Antonio Puente, PhD was the 2017 president of APA.
Puente received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida and his master’s degree and PhD from the University of Georgia. He has holds appointments as Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (since 1981), a visiting professor of psychology at the Universidad de Granada (Spain). Prior to these position he taught at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, WI (neuroanatomy).
Puente founded and edited two journals is the author of 8 books, 83 book chapters and 110 journal articles (in English, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic).
In addition to his position at UNCW, Puente maintains a private practice in clinical neuropsychology. He also is the founder and co-director of mental health services at the Cape Fear Clinic, a bilingual multi-disciplinary health center serving the indigent.
He has been a member of the APA since 1979 and fellow of nine divisions and also served as president of the North Carolina Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Foundation, Hispanic Neuropsychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of APA).
For further information, see www.antonioepuente.com.