Alan Lipman

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Alan J. Lipman
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Nationality  United States
Fields Psychology, Law
Institutions Georgetown University, Yale Psychiatric Institute, The George Washington University
Alma mater Georgetown Law (J.D.)
Temple (M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology)
UConn (B.A., Psychology)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman is an American clinical psychologist in practice in Washington, D.C.,[1] studying causes of violence in adults and youth, mass and school shootings, murder and homicide, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University Medical Center, and the director of the Center for the Study of Violence.[2] Lipman is also a commentator on the areas of violence, mass and school shootings, homicide, terrorism, psychology and psychotherapy, having served as commentator for CNN, NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, Fox, NHK and the CBC since 1998,.[3][4] Lipman holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Temple University as well as Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.[1]


Lipman has served as a professor at Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and Rutgers University, and has also held positions at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Psychiatric Institute. At Georgetown, he founded the Center for the Study of Violence as well as the Georgetown Youth Violence Summit. Lipman also served as Co-Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the White House Campaign Against Youth Violence, initiated at a White House summit during the Clinton Administration. He has also served as a consultant on the effects of September 11, 2001 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the U.S. Department of State and is an Invited Member of the United Kingdom Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council and an Invited Member of the Editorial Board of the scholarly journal Violence and Gender.[5] He lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of violence, crime, terrorism, and their causes, after-effects, and prevention.[6][7]

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Lipman has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, NBC Evening News, CBS, ABC News, Court TV, and the BBC.[8]

Lipman also has an additional career as a composer, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist and recording artist,.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Alan J. Lipman, Ph.D". Find-a-Therapist, Inc. - Cognode, Inc. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Huget, Jennifer (15 August 2006). "Fear Takes Flight". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Presely, Sue Anne (3 January 2000). "Year of Mass Shootings Leaves Scar on U.S.; Sense of Safety Suffers as Fewer Believe 'It Can't Happen Here'". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ Donn, Jeff (2 November 2002). "Killers may warn, but others often don't react". Associated Press - Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Violence and Gender". Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Lipman, Alan J. (2001). A Multifactor Model of Youth Violence. Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. 
  7. ^ Lipman, Alan (18–21 July 1999). Narcissism, Nihilism, Optimism: The Psychology of Hate & Studies of Mass Media Portrayals II. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: International Society of Political Psychology. 
  8. ^ "LexisNexis Academic". Retrieved July 12, 2014. (Registration required (help))(search for 'alan lipman' with mode 'AllNews'). 
  9. ^ "X-Patriate: Alan J. Lipman Artist Central". 

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