Dr. Edward Landis


Edward E. Landis III received his bachelor’s degree in psychology summa cum laude from Emory University in 1981, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in 1985 and 1989 respectively from the University of Louisville. He completed an internship in Clinical and Forensic Psychology sponsored jointly by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the United States Department of Justice. He served in the federal Bureau of Prisons for nearly 30 years and ultimately retired as Chief of Psychology Services at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC.

Dr. Landis is certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the co-author of Law for the Psychotherapist, published by W.W. Norton, and various articles about the detection of deception, competence to stand trial, involuntary psychiatric treatment, and teaching of law and psychology.

In 1994 he received the Bureau of Prisons Director’s Award for Outstanding Career Achievement.

He has lectured to various audiences, including programs for Public Defenders sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and for prosecutors through the National Advocacy Center. He currently serves as Treasurer of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.