Thomas G. Burish

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Thomas G. Burish was appointed provost of the University of Notre Dame in 2005. A distinguished scholar in the field of clinical psychology, Burish served as president of Washington and Lee University for three years before assuming his present position and was Vanderbilt University's longest-serving provost from 1993 to 2002. In addition to his achievements as a higher education administrator, Burish has distinguished himself as a scholar. After his graduation from Notre Dame in 1972, Burish, a native of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, received master's and doctoral degrees in psychology and clinical psychology from KU in 1975 and 1976. A member of the American Cancer Society's national board of directors since 1991, Burish became its chair in 2004. He is the co-author or co-editor of four books, including "Coping with Chronic Disease: Research and Applications" and "Cancer, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior: A Biobehavioral Perspective."

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