Research Interests: Behavior Genetics, Cognitive Archaeology, Personality Assessment


B.A.:University of Florida, 1969

M.A.: University of Florida, 1970

Ph.D.: University of Florida, 1974



  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, 2006-2007.
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, India, October-December, 2005.
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences Annual Outstanding Research and Creative Works Award, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2004-2005.
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, India, August-December, 1992.
  • Presidential Teaching Scholar, A life-time title awarded by the University of Colorado President for career teaching achievement, 1990.
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, July-November, 1987.
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1986-1987.
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1983-1984. Bestowed by the University of Colorado Alumni and Friends Association, May, 1984.


Selected Publications:

  • Coolidge, F. L., Marle, P. D., Rhoades, C. S., Monaghan, P. L., &Segal, D. L. (2013). Psychometric properties of a new measure to assess autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 126-130.
  • Coolidge, F. L., Estey, A. J.,Segal, D. L.,& Marle, P. D. (2013).Are alexithymia and schizoid personality disorder synonymous diagnoses? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54, 141-148.
  • Coolidge, F. L. (2012).On the emergence of grammatical language as a means of bypassing the limitations of working memory capacity. Physics of Life Reviews, 9, 217-218.
  • Coolidge, F. L., & Overmann, K. A. (2012). Numerosity, abstraction, and the evolution of symbolic thinking. Current Anthropology, 53, 204-225.
  • Cahill, B. S, Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., Klebe, K. J., Marle, P. D., & Overmann, K. A. (2012). Prevalence of ADHD and its subtypes in male and female adult prison inmates. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 154-166.
  • Wynn, T., & Coolidge, F. L. (2012). The inner Neandertal. New Scientist, January 14, Issue 2847, 26-27. (editorial modifications by New Scientist)

Work Experience:

  • Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jan 2021 – Present)
  • Full Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado Springs (2019)
  • Psychology Department Chairman (1986 – 1989)
  • Director/Co-Director of Clinical Training (1979 – 1986)
  • Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (1990 – 1998)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1977 – 1979)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma (1976 – 1977)
  • Clinical Forensic Psychologist, South Florida State Hospital, Hollywood, Florida (1976)
  • APA-approved Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1975 – 1976)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1974 – 1975)
  • Instructor, part-time, Lake City Community College, Lake City, Florida (1971 – 1975)
  • Graduate Training Assistantship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1972 – 1974)
  • Graduate instructor for experimental design, research methodology, and statistics.
  • Clinical Psychologist, part-time. Raiford State Prison, Raiford, Florida (1973)
  • Assistant Laboratory Technician, University of Florida Sleep Laboratory, Gainesville, Florida (1969 – 1970)