Antonio Cepeda-Benito obtained a doctorate in Psychology from Purdue
University and joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1994 as an Assistant
Professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to professor
in 2005. He was appointed Associate Dean of Faculties in February of 2006.
He has published extensively in the areas of drug addiction and eating disorders
and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute
on Drug Abuse, the Texas Department of Health, and the Spanish Ministry of
Science and Technology. He has been recognized for his contributions by receiving
the Psychology Teacher of the Year Award, the Academic Inspiration Award and
two Diversity Awards from Texas A&M University. He has held and holds
several offices in local, national and international organizations, including
the 2005 President of the Professional Hispanic Network at Texas A&M,
2003 – 2006 chair of the International Research Collaboration
Committee of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, and has
served as a liaison for Spanish and Mexican governmental agencies and the
National Institute of Drug Abuse since 2003.