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Randy O. Frost
Harold & Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology

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Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-4:00 pm and Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am

Randy O. Frost received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1977 and is the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He has published more than 160 scientific articles and book chapters on hoarding and related topics. His work has been funded by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. Frost serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. He has co-authored several best-selling books on hoarding, and his research has been featured on a variety of television and radio news shows, including20/20 Downtown,Good Morning America, The Today Show,Dateline, National Public Radio (general news as well as the award-winning programThe Infinite Mind), CBS Sunday Morning, BBC News, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company'sThe Nature of Things. He has also consulted with various hoarding task forces around the world and has given hundreds of lectures and workshops on the topic in the U.S. and internationally.