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Theodore Millon, Ph.D., DSc - Dean and Scientific Director

  • Dean and Scientific Director Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology

  • Retired Professor, Harvard Medical School (Psychiatry) and University of Miami (Psychology)


Sandwiched between hyperbolic concerns about our society and mankind’s future, I have sought to depict the personal exploits of a not untypical psychologist through the mostly joyous times of America in the mid and late 20th century. I subscribe to the view that you, my reader, has shared a discipline that is and may become even more the noblest of all sciences. Having achieved the honored status of Professor Emeritus, I have no plans to curtail my efforts to advance our science and its worthy purposes. In almost 50 years of wandering in clinical academia, I have found only a small measure of ill will, mostly warmth, deep friendships, intellectual challenges, and a life of fulfillment, one in which I have had the satisfaction of seeing several of my scholarly missions achieve a measure of professional recognition before I become just a memory.

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Carrie Millon, Ph.D.  - Associate Dean


Dr. Carrie Millon is Associate Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology and was instrumental in the conception, development, and validation of the MBMD assessments. A daughter and colleague of Professor T. Millon, she has co-authored several texts in the personality/psychopathology field and has written numerous articles and chapters in the mental and physical health area. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Millon was an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director of the University's Biopsychosocial Center for the Study of AIDS, and director of the University's EAP program. She also helped design behavioral programs as a clinician at the University of Miami's Pain and Rehabilitation Programs in its Department of Neurological Surgery.


Donna L. Meagher, MAT- Executive Director


Donna Meagher has been the Executive Director at IASPP since July 1997. If you have worked with the principals at the Institute, you have more than likely talked to Donna. She is also instrumental in working with Pearson in coordinating Institute schedules and activities.

Her educational background includes an MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching, Indiana University – Bloomington, in French). She has also earned the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation (in North Carolina), making her aware not only of the human side of organizations but also the business/administrative needs.

Prior to joining IASPP, Ms. Meagher held accounting management positions at large law firms in Los Angeles and Chicago. She gained budget experience while working with the firm administrator and Finance Committee; she directed a fixed asset conversion project. Other areas of supervision included accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, retirement plans, collections, billing and expense reimbursements.

On a personal note, Ms. Meagher and her late husband, Robert B. Meagher, Jr., Ph.D., met Dr. Millon when Robert was a psychology intern at the University of Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute in Chicago in 1971-1972. Bob, Donna and their three children moved to Miami in 1979 so Bob could continue work with Dr. Millon on several projects.



Alyssa M. Boice, MA - Program Coordinator  



Alyssa M. Boice started as the Program Coordinator in the New York office in 2007. Since then, she has worked closely with Dr. Millon on numerous projects, including the recent publication of The Millon Inventories Second Edition. She’s a part-time manager of the Institute’s schedules and activities and is in close contact with Pearson/ Psych Corp. on a regular basis.

Her educational background includes a MA from Marist College in Educational Psychology. She also graduated from Marist, Magna Cum Laude, in 2002 with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Advertising. She is a certified elementary school teacher in the state of New York and worked as one for four years prior to starting at the Institute.

Alyssa is happily married to her husband, Rory, and is the mother of two young children, Riley and Wyatt. She is very fortunate to be able to spend a great deal of time with them, as well as the rest of her family, including her grandfather, Dr. Millon.

Seth D. Grossman, Psy.D.- Senior Consultant  



Dr. Grossman has been an associate of IASPP since 1998, when he left his home town of Allentown, PA for Miami, FL in order to pursue his doctoral degree and join Dr. Millon in his scholarly activities at the Institute. He earned a BS in drama from Syracuse University in 1990, prior to defining his interest in psychology (as he states it, "Even then, I was studying human motivation, passion, emotion, & experience"). His mother, the director of a special-needs school in Pennsylvania known as the Vitalistic Therapeutic Center (VTC), once suggested that he contact her former professor, Dr. Millon, while Seth was researching a character for a play he was directing in college; the ensuing conversations led not only to a fuller understanding of the character's schizotypal nature, and an appearance in Dr. Millon's personality disorder training videos, but intrigued him to learn more about personality as a science. He worked for VTC as a mental health worker for several years, then decided to pursue an MA in counseling psychology, which he earned from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1997. After a year as a mental health counselor and program supervisor at VTC where he augmented the mental health program and initiated improved supervision and training procedures, Dr. Grossman embarked on a major move in locale to Florida, where he enrolled at Carlos Albizu University and began work with Dr. Millon and IASPP. Since that time, he has been an active research scholar, contributing to many of the texts, publications, and instruments developed since that time. Dr. Grossman is now a Senior Consultant for Instructional Purposes at the Institute for Advanced Studies, and is also a full-time psychologist at Florida International University's Counseling and Psychological Services Center . His doctoral dissertation set the groundwork for the new Grossman facet subscales of the MCMI-III, and he co-authored the 3-volume "Personalized Therapy" series with Dr. Millon. Dr. Grossman is on the national and international lecture circuit, presenting trainings, invited lectures, and workshops on Millon theory, taxonomy, assessment, and intervention.

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