Dr. Rubin is a Professor and University Fellow at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University (Anthropology) and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Committee on Human Development, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rubin has been certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP). He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). He is a former Chief Psychologist at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute (P&PI) of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center where he was also a Research Associate on the Chicago Followup Study, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and MacArthur Foundation funded study of the long term course of the lives of psychiatric patients.
More recently, Dr. Rubin's interests have focused on international psychology, social justice and the role of psychologists in promoting human rights. Since 2003 Dr. Rubin has pursued these international interests serving on the American Psychological Association's United Nations NGO Team at UN Headquarters in New York City. In this role, he works to contribute to psychologically informed global policies, utilizing research-based psychological information and resources pertinent to the behavioral dimensions of social issues worldwide. This team provides expertise to the UN for its many initiatives and activities as well as disseminating global human rights perspectives to the membership of the APA. In addition, Dr. Rubin has been elected to the Executive Board of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the APA as Secretary from 2008-2010, President-Elect (2011) and President (2012) of the division. He has also served as the Division 52 Liaison to the APA's Office of Ethics. Dr. Rubin has been elected to the Executive Board of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) as Member at Large-Elect (2011-2012).
Among his publications and presentations, Dr. Rubin recently convened a symposium at the XII European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey (7/4-7/8/11), "Integrating Human Rights and Social Justice with Diversity in Psychology Education and Training: Multiculturalism, Immigration, Trafficking and the United Nations" and spoke at the APA UN Team's symposium at the 119th APA Convention in Washington, DC (8/4-8/7/11), "Universal Education for Girls Does Matter: a Report from Psychology Day at the United Nations." He has also been invited to lead a symposium at the XXX International Congress of Psychology in July 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa, "Enriching our Shared Humanity: Imperatives for a Human Rights Framework for Psychologists."