Chuck Ruby, PhD – Long Bio


Dr. Ruby earned his PhD in 1995 from the Florida State University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served 20 years as a criminal and counterintelligence special agent and investigative psychologist in many capacities across the globe. He is the Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) and a member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), a nonprofit volunteer organization seeking to apply psychological knowledge and expertise to promote peace, social justice, and human rights. In 2012, Dr. Ruby resigned from the American Psychological Association in protest of their refusal to enforce the prohibition against psychologists’ involvement in torture, commonly referred to as “enhanced interrogation techniques”. He has since renewed his APA membership after the 2015 Council of Representatives’ vote to ban psychologists’ involvement in these torturous activities, and the APA’s willingness to change its ethical guidelines to clarify such a ban. His daytime job is the Director and General Manager of the Pinnacle Center for Mental Health and Human Relations, a private group practice in southern Maryland that offers a variety of evaluation and therapy services.