Franklyn W. Dunford, Ph.D. - 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Dr. James A. Reavis. Dr. Reavis worked with me on an experimental evaluation of interventions designed to treat Navy men who had been substantiated as having assaulted their wives. The focus of his work with me was to oversee assessments of psychopathy among spouse abusers. The measure we used to assess psychopathy was developed by Dr. Robert Hare, University of British Columbia. James spent several days at UBC working with Dr. Hare and his staff, reviewing the administrative techniques associated with using their psychopathy measures for clinical and forensic applications. Dr. Reavis then trained about a dozen Navy Case Workers (licensed MSWs) on the administration of the psychopathy measures and provided continuous training and oversight over the course of the research. His work was excellent!

After working with Dr. Reavis for well over a year, it is no exaggeration to say that this young man is truly impressive. His level of knowledge and skill are exceptional, as is his ability to communicate that knowledge to others. He has an excitement and enthusiasm for his work that is infectious. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to work with James. He is totally dependable, responsible, and hard working. As important, he is good humored, fun, and easy to work with. James is an extraordinary young man and scholar and I recommend him to you without reservation.

If you should have any questions I would be more than pleased to respond.


Franklyn W. Dunford, Ph. D.
Senior Research Assiociate
University of Colorado at Boulder