Erin D. Bigler retired in August 2018 from Brigham Young University, where he was a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University (BYU) since 1990. He served as chair of the Psychology Department from 1996 through 2002. In 1990, he established the Brain Imaging and Behavior Laboratory at BYU, which studies the role of neuroimaging variables in cognitive and neurobehavioral disorders such as traumatic brain injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and learning disabilities, anoxic brain injuries and other acquired injuries of the brain as well as aging and Alzheimer’s disease. In 2013 he was the Founding Director of BYU’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility and served there from its inception through 2014.Dr. Bigler has been practicing since 1975 and holds a diplomate in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of ProfessionalPsychology. He served as the President of the International Neuropsychological Society (2014-1015).Along with having written
several neuropsychological tests, he has authored and/or edited 11 textbooks and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He was one of the founding associate editors for two journals in the field — the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), where he served for 11 years as well as Brain Imaging and Behavior, where he continues to serve.Currently, he is Associate Editor for Neuropsychology. In 1999, he received the Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In that same year, he was also the recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, Brigham Young University’s top faculty honor. From 1989-1990, Dr. Bigler served as President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). He was formerly a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Texas, until he returned to Utah in 1990 to. assume his current position at BYU. For 40+ years he has either directed or co-directed the subspecialty training in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Texas or BYU.