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Dr. Zillmer, a licensed clinical psychologist, received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech in 1984 where he was subsequently awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1995. Dr. Zillmer completed internship training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School.
Now in his 12th year as Director of Athletics, Dr. Eric A. Zillmer oversees all components of the Athletics Department, including varsity teams, fiscal management, NCAA compliance, academic support services, NCAA Life Skills program, facility and athletic event operations, community outreach, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sports information, external relations, personnel, recreation, athletic equipment services, intramural and club sports, marketing, alumni relations, collegiate licensing, corporate sales, spirit groups, promotions, and fund-raising ventures. As a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Drexel University competes at the NCAA Division I level in 16 varsity sports. The department provides recreational opportunities and programming to over 20,000 full-time students and 5,600 faculty and staff.
During his tenure as Director of Athletics, Dr. Zillmer assisted in the completion of the Walter Spiro Varsity Weight Room, the creation of the Drexel athletic logo, the Blue Cross Wellness Center, the remodeling of the department's Sport Medicine facility, extensive renovations at the Vidas Athletic Complex, the creation of a new 84,000 square feet rec center, transfer of the Armory to Drexel athletics, and securing the winning bid for the 2008 Olympic Trials in Table Tennis and the 2013 NCAA men's lacrosse championships. In March of 2002 Drexel Athletics was named #1 in the nation in Gender Equity by U.S. News and World Report and the Pennsylvania Law Project listed Drexel as one of the top athletic programs in terms of Title IX. In 2008 Drexel Athletics received a Top 5 Award by the NCAA for Overall Excellence in Diversity. Dr. Zillmer is currently the President of the CAA Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Sports Congress.
A member of Drexel University's faculty since 1988, Dr. Zillmer is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology for which he has also served as President. He has written extensively in the area of sports psychology, neuropsychology, and psychological assessment, having published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books, and he is a frequent contributor to the local and national media on topics ranging from sports psychology, forensic psychology, to the psychology of terrorism.
The 2nd edition of Principles of Neuropsychology (2008, publisher Thompson/Wadsworth), has been used in over 300 Universities world-wide, including Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, Brigham Young University, University of Illinois, Texas A&M University, Northeastern University, University of Florida, among others, teaches brain-behavior relationships from a functional/clinical perspective (2008,
The Quest for the Nazi Personality (1995), has been summarized as the definitive psychological analysis of Third Reich war criminals. Dr. Zillmer is the coauthor of the d2 Test of Attention and the Tower of London test and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Personality Assessment and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Military Psychology (2006) examines the psychological contexts involved in the most recent military initiatives and geopolitical events and also has been translated into Chinese (2007). Related to this publication, in November of 2006 Dr. Zillmer was invited by the Pentagon as a Distinguished Visitor to visit the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to evaluate the detention facilities and interrogation procedures used on detainees.
Dr. Zillmer's expertise includes: Forensic Psychology, Toxicology, Concussion, Electric Injury, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Sports Psychology, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Gerontology, Substance Abuse, Psychiatric Disorders, Medical Psychology, Psychology of Terrorists, Multivariate Statistics.