John Michael Spores, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor of Psychology

John Spores


Primarily teach statistics and research methods, along with many clinically applied courses such as psychotherapy, personality psychology, and abnormal psychology.

Select Publications

Spores, J. M. (2012). Clinician’s guide to psychological assessment and testing: With forms and templates for effective practice (paperback/e-book). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.


John Spores


(219) 989-5448

Office Location:

Westville, Library, Faculty, Student Building (LSF) 55


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana, J.D., 1998
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Major, Developmental Psychology Minor, 1990,
  • Predoctoral Internship in Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1990
  • Illinois State University, Normal, M.S., Clinical Psychology, 1981
  • Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois, A.S., Biology, 1977

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Testing Forensic Evaluations: Competency to Stand Trial Psychometrics

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Attorney at Law, #21404-64, Inactive Status, In Good Standing, 1999-Present
  • Health Service Provider in Psychology, License #20040638A, 1993-Present
  • Psychologist, License #20040638A, 1991-Present