Dr. Richard M. Ashbrook has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Capital University.

Dr. Richard M. Ashbrook has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Capital University.

Ashbrook, a professor of psychology, has served since January as acting provost and vice president of academic affairs.

He has been on the faculty of Capital since 1986, serving in a variety of roles, including chair of the behavioral science department and acting dean of adult learning. Ashbrook has been active in faculty governance, serving as a member and past chair of the faculty senate and the faculty evaluation committee.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in behavior sciences from the University of Maryland; master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Ohio State University; and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing, also from OSU.

Ashbrook is a member and past chair of the Ohio Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and a past president of the Central Ohio Psychological Association.